"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Excuse for ( অব্যাহতি দেওয়া ) He will not be excused for coming late.
  • Ill with ( অসুস্থ ) He is ill with fever.
  • Accompanied by ( সঙ্গী হওয়া ) He was accompanied by his father.
  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.
  • Obstacle to ( বাধা ) Poverty is often obstacle to higher studies.
  • Deaf to ( শুনতে অনিচ্ছুক ) He is deaf to my request.

Idioms:

  • Take to heart ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) He took his remark to heart.
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • Call to mind ( স্মরণ করা ) I cannot call to mind your name.
  • Null and void ( বাতিল ) The deed has been null and void now.
  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • Birds eye view ( মোটামোটি ধারণা ; এক নজর ) He took a bird’s eye view of the flood-stricken area from an aeroplane.