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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Obsessed by ( উদ্বিগ্ন ) He is obsessed by the idea.
  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Attend on ( সেবা করা ) She attends on her mother.
  • Brood on (over) ( মন খারাপ করা ) Do not brood over your misfortune.
  • Inferior to ( নিকৃষ্ট ; হীন ) He is inferior to his neighbour.
  • Despair of ( নিরাশ হওয়া ) Do not despair of success.

Idioms:

  • Carry the day ( জয়লাভ করা ) Rajib, the best player of the school, carried the day in the annual sports.
  • Sink in ( আবদ্ধ হওয়া, ডুবে যাওয়া ) He sank in mud or the ship sank into the sea.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • Steer clear of ( এড়াইয়া চলা ) You must steer clear of evil company.
  • Pros and cons ( খুঁটিনাটি ) You should consider the Pros and cons of the system.
  • Bone of contention ( বিবাদের বিষয় ) The paternal property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.