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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Afraid of ( ভীত ) I am not afraid of ghosts.
  • Offensive to ( বিরক্তিকর ) This acrid smell is offensive to me.
  • Long for ( কামনা করা ) He longed for fame.
  • Look at ( তাকানো ) Look at the moon.
  • Accused of ( অভিযুক্ত ) He is accused of corruption.
  • Compare to ( তুলনা করা (অসদৃশ বস্তু) ) Anger is compared to fire.

Idioms:

  • A bolt from the blue ( সম্পূর্ন অপ্রত্যাশিত ) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.
  • At random ( বেপরোয়া ; এলোমেলো ) He hit the ball at random.
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • Lion's share ( সিংহভাগ ) He took the lion's share of the profit.
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.