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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Lack of ( অভাব ) I have no lack of friends.
  • Beware of ( সতর্ক হওয়া ) Beware of pick-pockets.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.
  • Late in ( দেরি ) Why are you so late in coming?
  • Overcome with ( দমন করা ) He was overcome with fatigue.

Idioms:

  • Round the clock ( সমস্ত দিন ) He is working round the clock.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • By leaps and bounds ( অতি দ্রুতগতিতে ) The population of Bangladesh is increasing by leaps and bounds.
  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • Part and parcel ( অবিচ্ছেদ্য অংশ ) Discipline is part and parcel of administration.
  • In vain ( বৃথা ) All his attempts were in vain.