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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wonder at ( অবাক হওয়া ) I wonder at his ignorance.
  • Destined to ( ভাগ্য নির্দিষ্ট ) He was destined to death.
  • Apply to ( আবেদন করা (ব্যক্তি) ) He applied to he Secretary for the post.
  • Vary from ( আলাদা হওয়া ) His opinion varies from his brother's.
  • Devoid of ( বর্জিত ) He is devoid of common sense.
  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.

Idioms:

  • reinvent the wheel ( এমন কোনকিছু তৈরিতে সময় নষ্ট করা যা বর্তমানে বিদ্যমান ও ঠিকঠাক কাজ করে ) There's no point in us reinventing the wheel
  • a bad apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.
  • Gift of the gab ( বাককটুতা ) An advocate should have the gift of the gab.
  • Pros and cons ( খুঁটিনাটি ) You should consider the Pros and cons of the system.
  • Make both ends meet ( আয়ব্যয় মেলানো ) I cannot make both ends meet with my small income.
  • End in smoke ( ব্যর্থ হওয়া ) All his plans ended in smoke.