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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Quick at ( চটপটে ) He is quick at figures.
  • Look up ( শব্দার্থ খোঁজা ) Look up the word in the dictionary.
  • Occur to ( মনে হওয়া ) The idea never occurred to me.
  • Jealous of ( ঈর্ষা পরায়ণ ) I am not at all jealous of his fortune.
  • Count for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) His advice counts for nothing.
  • Ashamed for ( লজ্জিত ) I feel ashamed for you.

Idioms:

  • Cock and bull story ( গাঁজাখুরি গল্প ) Nobody will believe your cock and bull story
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • Apple of discord ( বিবাদেয় বিষয় ) The paternal property has become an apple of discord between the two brothers.
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • Crocodile tears ( ময়া কান্না ) He shed crocodile tears at our misery.
  • be bad at ( দক্ষ না হওয়া )