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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Hard at ( উদ্যমী ) He is hard at work before examination.
  • Hope for ( আশা করা ) Let us hope for the best.
  • Ill with ( অসুস্থ ) He is ill with fever.
  • Equal with ( সমতুল্য (ব্যক্তি) ) Mr.Karim is equal in rank with Mr.Rahim.
  • Confined in ( আবদ্ধ (কক্ষ) ) He is confined in a room for five days.
  • Eager for ( আগ্রহী ) He is eager for promotion in service.

Idioms:

  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • Cut to the quick ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) I was cut to the quick by his words.
  • From hand to mouth ( দিন আনে দিন খায় ) The poor man lives form hand to mouth.
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.