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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Preferable to ( অধিক পছন্দযোগ্য ) Death is preferable to dishonor.
  • Live by ( কোন উপায়ে বেঁচে থাকা ) He lives by honest means.
  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.
  • Live for ( বেঁচে থাকা ) He lives for fame.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Occur to ( মনে হওয়া ) The idea never occurred to me.

Idioms:

  • As if ( যেন ) He swims so beautifully as if he is the Olympic gold medalist.
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • In force ( বলবৎ ) This law is in force now.
  • At large ( স্বাধীন ) The anti-socials are still at large.
  • From hand to mouth ( দিন আনে দিন খায় ) The poor man lives form hand to mouth.
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home