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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Certain of ( নিশ্চিত ) He is now certain of his ground.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Want of ( অভাব ) We have no want of money.
  • Occupied in ( নিয়োজিত ) He is occupied in writing a letter.
  • Count for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) His advice counts for nothing.
  • Appeal for ( আবেদন করা (কোন কিছু) ) He appealed for pardon.

Idioms:

  • Hard and fast ( বাঁধা ধরা ) There is no such hard and fast rule in this matter.
  • Die in harness ( কর্মরত অবস্থায় মারা যাওয়া ) Dr. Sen died in harness.
  • Nip in the bud ( অঙ্কুরে বিনষ্ট করা ) All his hopes were nipped in the bud.
  • reinvent the wheel ( এমন কোনকিছু তৈরিতে সময় নষ্ট করা যা বর্তমানে বিদ্যমান ও ঠিকঠাক কাজ করে ) There's no point in us reinventing the wheel
  • Cut to the quick ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) I was cut to the quick by his words.
  • Call in question ( সন্দেহ করা ) No one can call his honesty in question.