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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.
  • Despair of ( নিরাশ হওয়া ) Do not despair of success.
  • Resign to ( আত্মসমর্পন করা (স্বয়ং) ) I resigned myself to fate
  • Engaged to ( বাগদত্ত ) Lila was engaged to him.
  • Listen to ( শোনা ) Listen to the news on the radio.
  • Insist on ( জিদ করা ) He insisted on my going home.

Idioms:

  • Turn over a new leaf ( নূতনের সূচনা ) After his failure he turned over a new leaf.
  • Of course ( অবশ্যই ) Of course, you know what that means
  • At one’s wit’s end ( হতবুদ্ধি ) He was at his wit’s end and did not know what to do.
  • Slow coach ( অলস প্রকৃতির লোক ) You cannot expect much from a slow coach like him.
  • Part and parcel ( অবিচ্ছেদ্য অংশ ) Discipline is part and parcel of administration.
  • In lieu of ( পরিবর্তে ) Give me this pen in lieu of that.