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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Lacking in ( অভাব আছে এমন ) He is lacking in courage.
  • Take after ( সদৃশ হওয়া ) The boy takes after his father.
  • Want of ( অভাব ) We have no want of money.
  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Live on ( খেয়ে বাঁচা ) The cow lives on grass.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.

Idioms:

  • At home ( দক্ষ ) He is at home in mathematics.
  • live by ones wit ( কথা বেচে খাওয়া )
  • Three R's ( প্রাথমিক শিক্ষা ) The majority of our people have not yet learnt the three R's.
  • At the eleventh hour ( শেষ মুহূর্তে ) he doctor came to the patient at the eleventh hour.
  • Die in harness ( কর্মরত অবস্থায় মারা যাওয়া ) Dr. Sen died in harness.
  • Slip of the pen ( লেখায় অসতর্কতাবশতঃ সামান্য ভুল ) This mistake is due to a slip of the pen.