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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Preferable to ( অধিক পছন্দযোগ্য ) Death is preferable to dishonor.
  • Partial to ( পক্ষপাত দুষ্ট ) He is partial to his son.
  • Callous to ( উদাসীন ) He is callous to my suffering.
  • Plead for ( ওকালতি করা (কোনকিছু) ) I pleaded with him for justice (against the wrong done to me).
  • Enter into ( প্রবেশ করা ) He entered into the room.
  • Despair of ( নিরাশ হওয়া ) Do not despair of success.

Idioms:

  • Man of straw ( অপদার্থ লোক ) We do not care a fig for a man of straw like him.
  • Make both ends meet ( আয়ব্যয় মেলানো ) I cannot make both ends meet with my small income.
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.
  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.
  • Stick to ( দৃঢ়ভাবে লেগে থাকা ) He sticks to his decision.
  • Bring to light ( প্রকাশ করা ) At last all the facts were brought to light.