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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • in favour of ( পক্ষে ) He spoke in favour of his friend.
  • Anxious for ( উদ্বিগ্ন ) He is anxious for getting a job.
  • Wanting in ( বিহীন ) He is wanting in common sense.
  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.
  • True to ( বিশ্বস্ত ) He is true to his master.
  • Senior to ( বয়সে বড়, উচ্চপদস্থ ) He is senior to me by four years.

Idioms:

  • In cold blood ( ঠান্ডা মাথায় ) They committed this murder in cold blood.
  • Out of doors ( বাহিরে ) It is rather cold out of doors.
  • Slip of the pen ( লেখায় অসতর্কতাবশতঃ সামান্য ভুল ) This mistake is due to a slip of the pen.
  • Dead language ( যে ভাষা এখন আর কথ্য নয় ) Sanskrit is a rich language, but it is now a dead language.
  • bad faith ( বিশ্বাসঘাতকতা )
  • hold your horses ( সবুর করা ; ধৈর্য ধরা ) Hold your horses in trouble, you will get your reward.