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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Engaged in ( নিযুক্ত (কাজে) ) I was engaged with him in talk.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Afraid of ( ভীত ) I am not afraid of ghosts.
  • Void of ( বিহীন ) He is void of common sense.
  • Cure of ( আরগ্য হওয়া ) He will be cured of the disease very soon.
  • Free from ( মুক্ত ) He is now free from danger.

Idioms:

  • Do yeoman's service ( বিশেষ উপকার করা ) Raja Rammohan Roy has done yeoman's service to our country.
  • From hand to mouth ( দিন আনে দিন খায় ) The poor man lives form hand to mouth.
  • Bad blood ( মনোমালিন্য ; শত্রতা ; দ্বেষ ) Now there is bad blood between the two brothers.
  • be up and doing ( উঠে-পড়ে লাগা )
  • Call a spade a spade ( অপ্রিয় সত্য কথা বলা ) I have no hesitation to call a spade a spade.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist