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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Hanker after ( লালায়িত হওয়া ) Do not hanker after wealth.
  • Weak in ( কাঁচা ) He is weak in Mathematics.
  • Insist on ( জিদ করা ) He insisted on my going home.
  • Equal to ( সমতুল্য (কাজ) ) He rose equal to the occasion.
  • False to ( মিথ্যাবাদী ) I cannot be false to my friend.
  • Lack of ( অভাব ) I have no lack of friends.

Idioms:

  • live by ones wit ( কথা বেচে খাওয়া )
  • Flesh and blood ( রক্তমাংসের শরীর ) Flesh and blood cannot bear with such insults.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • Lion's share ( সিংহভাগ ) He took the lion's share of the profit.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.