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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Listen to ( শোনা ) Listen to the news on the radio.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Indifferent to ( উদাসীন ) He is indifferent to our problem.
  • Equal to ( সমতুল্য (কাজ) ) He rose equal to the occasion.
  • Argue with ( যূক্তি দেখানো (ব্যক্তি) ) I argued with him for the point.
  • Pride on ( গর্ব করা ) He prides himself on his high birth.

Idioms:

  • To and fro ( এদিন-ওদিক ) Being unable to make up his mind the man is walking to and fro.
  • As if ( যেন ) He swims so beautifully as if he is the Olympic gold medalist.
  • In lieu of ( পরিবর্তে ) Give me this pen in lieu of that.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • 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.
  • Call a spade a spade ( অপ্রিয় সত্য কথা বলা ) I have no hesitation to call a spade a spade.