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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wish for ( আকাঙ্খা করা ) I do not wish for name and fame.
  • Overcome by ( দমন করা ) He was overcome by anger.
  • Compare to ( তুলনা করা (অসদৃশ বস্তু) ) Anger is compared to fire.
  • Retire from ( অবসর লওয়া ) He retired from service on a pension.
  • Mourn for ( শোক করা ) Don't mourn for the dead.
  • Senior to ( বয়সে বড়, উচ্চপদস্থ ) He is senior to me by four years.

Idioms:

  • By all means ( সবর্প্রকার ) Try to do it by all means.
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home
  • Fight shy ( এড়িয়ে চলা ) Why do you fight shy of your teacher.
  • After all ( সবকিছু সত্ত্বেও ) After all, he is a patriot.
  • 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?
  • In the nick of time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) The school team arrived in the nick of time.