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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Clue to ( সূত্র ) Find out the clue to the mystery.
  • False to ( মিথ্যাবাদী ) I cannot be false to my friend.
  • Heir of ( উত্তরাধিকারী (ব্যক্তি) ) He is the heir of his uncle.
  • Smile on ( অনুগ্রহ করা ) Fortune smiled on him.
  • Die for ( মারা যাওয়া (কারণ) ) He died for his country.

Idioms:

  • Widow's mite ( দরিদ্রর ক্ষুদ্র দান ) A widow's mite is no less important than a large contribution of a rich man.
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.
  • In no time ( শীঘ্র ) He will finish the work in no time.
  • At dagger drawn ( খড়গহস্ত ) The two brothers are now at daggers drawn.
  • At one’s wit’s end ( হতবুদ্ধি ) He was at his wit’s end and did not know what to do.
  • On the wane ( হ্রাসমান ) His fame is on the wane now.