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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Mourn over ( শোক করা ) Don't mourn over the dead.
  • Hard of ( কম শোনা ) He is hard of hearing.
  • Attend on ( সেবা করা ) She attends on her mother.
  • Quarrel over ( কলহ করা (কোনকিছু) ) They quarreled with one another over the property.
  • Compete for ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন কিছু) ) He competed for the first position.
  • Rob of ( অপহরণ করা ) Somebody robbed him of his purse.

Idioms:

  • A blessing in disguise ( বিপরীতে হিত ; প্রথমে খারাপ হিসেবে মনে হলেও পরবর্তীতে ভালো হয় ) Sam's motorcycle accident was a blessing in disguise because he got enough insurance money.
  • Lion's share ( সিংহভাগ ) He took the lion's share of the profit.
  • All on a sudden ( হঠাৎ ) All on a sudden a tiger came out of the bush.
  • Slow coach ( অলস প্রকৃতির লোক ) You cannot expect much from a slow coach like him.
  • Weal and woe ( সুখ-দুঃখ ) Human life is full of weal and woe.
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.