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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Talk of ( কথা বলা (কোন জিনিস) ) I am talking to (with) Mr. Roy of (about, over) the matter.
  • Parallel to ( সমান্তরাল ) This line is parallel to that.
  • According to ( অনুসারে ) According to his order i went there.
  • Eager about ( আগ্রহী ) He is eager about the result.
  • Prompt in ( চটপটে (উত্তর) ) He is prompt in his answer.
  • Wanting in ( বিহীন ) He is wanting in common sense.

Idioms:

  • Far and wide ( সর্বত্র ) His fame as a scholar spread far and wide
  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.
  • Cut a sorry figure ( খারাপ ফল করা ) He cuts a sorry figure in the examination.
  • Widow's mite ( দরিদ্রর ক্ষুদ্র দান ) A widow's mite is no less important than a large contribution of a rich man.
  • Cats and dogs ( মূষল ধারে ) It was raining cats and dogs.
  • On the wane ( হ্রাসমান ) His fame is on the wane now.