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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Despair of ( নিরাশ হওয়া ) Do not despair of success.
  • Diffident of ( সন্দিগ্ধ ) I am diffident of success.
  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.
  • Sympathy for ( সহানুভূতি ) I have no sympathy for him.
  • Smile on ( অনুগ্রহ করা ) Fortune smiled on him.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.

Idioms:

  • Turn over a new leaf ( নূতনের সূচনা ) After his failure he turned over a new leaf.
  • Gift of the gab ( বাককটুতা ) An advocate should have the gift of the gab.
  • Carry the day ( জয়লাভ করা ) Rajib, the best player of the school, carried the day in the annual sports.
  • host in himself ( একাই একশ )
  • put a spoke to ones wheel ( কারও উন্নতিতে বাধা হওয়া )
  • A bolt from the blue ( সম্পূর্ন অপ্রত্যাশিত ) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.