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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Prefer to ( অধিক পছন্দ করা ) I prefer coffee to tea.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Complain to ( অভিযোগ করা (ব্যক্তি) ) The complained to the Director against the Manager about her behavior.
  • Distinguish between ( প্রভেদ করা ) Distinguish between a phrase and a clause.
  • Interfere in ( হস্তক্ষেপ করা (কোন ব্যপার) ) Do not interfere in my job.
  • Restrict to ( সীমাবব্ধ করা ) Admission was restricted to students.

Idioms:

  • Man of straw ( অপদার্থ লোক ) We do not care a fig for a man of straw like him.
  • Dead against ( তীব্র বিরোধী ) I am dead against his proposal.
  • bell the cat ( সর্তকতার জন্য বিড়ালের গলায় ঘন্টা বাধা ; কোন কাজ যেটা অর্জন করা কঠিন বা অসম্ভব ) Everybody is trying but who actually bell the cat?
  • big cheese ( দলের বা পরিবারের সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ব্যক্তি ) He is the big cheese who control everything in our group.
  • Above board ( সংশয়হীন ভাবে নির্দোষ ) His activities are open and above board.
  • All on a sudden ( হঠাৎ ) All on a sudden a tiger came out of the bush.