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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Look over ( পরীক্ষা করা ) He is looking over the answer papers.
  • Commence on ( শুরু করা ) Our examination commences on the 3rd July.
  • Absorbed in ( নিবিষ্ট ; মগ্ন ) Scientist is absorbed in experiment
  • Live on ( খেয়ে বাঁচা ) The cow lives on grass.
  • Desire for ( ইচ্ছা ) He has no desire for fame.

Idioms:

  • a rotten apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few rotten apples.
  • Apple of discord ( বিবাদেয় বিষয় ) The paternal property has become an apple of discord between the two brothers.
  • be in ones bad books ( কারও অপ্রিয় হওয়া )
  • Hard and fast ( বাঁধা ধরা ) There is no such hard and fast rule in this matter.
  • Come off with flying colours ( জয়লাভ করা ) Our School team came off with flying colours.
  • Household word ( সকলের পরিচিত নাম ) Mother Teresa's name has now become a household word.