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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.
  • Burst out ( ফেটে পড়া ) He burst out laughing at my joke.
  • Divide between ( ভাগ করা (দুটি বা দুজন) ) Divide the apple between Raqib and Shafique.
  • Late in ( দেরি ) Why are you so late in coming?
  • Limited to ( সীমাবদ্ধ ) Invitation was limited to members only.
  • Excel in ( তুলনামূলক ভাবে সুন্দর হওয়া ) He excels in painting.

Idioms:

  • put the cart before the horse ( স্বাভাবিক অবস্থা উলটাইয়া দেওয়া ; অস্বাভাবিক অবস্থা পরিণত করা )
  • In the nick of time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) The school team arrived in the nick of time.
  • pound of flesh ( এক চুল এদিক ওদিক নয় )
  • Above board ( সংশয়হীন ভাবে নির্দোষ ) His activities are open and above board.
  • Head and ears ( সম্পূর্ণরূপে ) He is over head and ears in debt.
  • Take to heart ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) He took his remark to heart.