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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wait for ( অপেক্ষা করা ) I waited for him for two hours.
  • Offended at ( বিরক্ত (কোন কাজে) ) I am offended with you at your conduct.
  • Tell upon ( ক্ষতি করা ) Over-eating tells upon health.
  • Indebted to ( ঋণী ; কৃতজ্ঞ ) I am indebted to him for this help.
  • Prompt at ( চটপটে (ব্যক্তিত্ব) ) He is prompt at figures.
  • Senior to ( বয়সে বড়, উচ্চপদস্থ ) He is senior to me by four years.

Idioms:

  • Part and parcel ( অবিচ্ছেদ্য অংশ ) Discipline is part and parcel of administration.
  • Achilles heel ( দুর্বলতা বা ত্রুটি ) He is trying to hide but everybody knows his achilles' heel
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.
  • End in smoke ( ব্যর্থ হওয়া ) All his plans ended in smoke.
  • Black sheep ( কুলাঙ্গার ) He is a black sheep in his family.
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.