"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Look up ( শব্দার্থ খোঁজা ) Look up the word in the dictionary.
  • Bent on ( ঝোঁক ) He is bent on playing cricket.
  • Jealous of ( ঈর্ষা পরায়ণ ) I am not at all jealous of his fortune.
  • Retire from ( অবসর লওয়া ) He retired from service on a pension.
  • Divide between ( ভাগ করা (দুটি বা দুজন) ) Divide the apple between Raqib and Shafique.
  • Famous for ( বিখ্যাত ) Radhanager is famous for the birth place of Raja Rammohan.

Idioms:

  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • Chip of the old block ( বাপকা বেটা ) He is a chip of the old black.
  • Square meal ( পেট ভরা আহার ) He is too poor to have a square meal every day.
  • By and large ( প্রধানতঃ ) People in our village are by and large farmers.
  • loose cannon ( অপ্রত্যাশিত ) He is a bit of a loose cannon.
  • Irony of fate ( ভাগ্যের পরিহাস ) He could not succeed by irony of fate.