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Appropriate Preposition:

  • False to ( মিথ্যাবাদী ) I cannot be false to my friend.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.
  • Similar to ( সদৃশ ) This pen is similar to that.
  • Occupied in ( নিয়োজিত ) He is occupied in writing a letter.
  • Apply to ( আবেদন করা (ব্যক্তি) ) He applied to he Secretary for the post.
  • Wonder at ( অবাক হওয়া ) I wonder at his ignorance.

Idioms:

  • Widow's mite ( দরিদ্রর ক্ষুদ্র দান ) A widow's mite is no less important than a large contribution of a rich man.
  • A bolt from the blue ( সম্পূর্ন অপ্রত্যাশিত ) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.
  • From hand to mouth ( দিন আনে দিন খায় ) The poor man lives form hand to mouth.
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.
  • Take to one's heels ( ছুটিয়া পালানো ) The thieves took to their heels to see the police.
  • In fine ( পরিশেষ ) In fine he declared his plan.