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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Rob of ( অপহরণ করা ) Somebody robbed him of his purse.
  • Inquire of ( অনুসন্ধান করা (ব্যক্তি) ) I inquired of him about the matter.
  • Attend on ( সেবা করা ) She attends on her mother.
  • Mad with ( উন্মাদ প্রায় ) He is mad with pain.
  • Deaf to ( শুনতে অনিচ্ছুক ) He is deaf to my request.
  • Offensive to ( বিরক্তিকর ) This acrid smell is offensive to me.

Idioms:

  • Die in harness ( কর্মরত অবস্থায় মারা যাওয়া ) Dr. Sen died in harness.
  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • Bone of contention ( বিবাদের বিষয় ) The paternal property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.
  • be on ones back ( একেবারে কুপোকাত )
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • By far ( সর্বাংশে ) He is by far the best boy in the class.