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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Based on ( ভিত্তি থাকা ) Your remarks were not based on the facts.
  • Hard of ( কম শোনা ) He is hard of hearing.
  • Obstacle to ( বাধা ) Poverty is often obstacle to higher studies.
  • Offended at ( বিরক্ত (কোন কাজে) ) I am offended with you at your conduct.
  • Deal in ( ব্যবসা করা ) He deals in rice.
  • Esteem for ( শ্রদ্ধা ) He has esteem for the superiors.

Idioms:

  • In cold blood ( ঠান্ডা মাথায় ) They committed this murder in cold blood.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • big cheese ( দলের বা পরিবারের সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ব্যক্তি ) He is the big cheese who control everything in our group.
  • Read between the lines ( তাৎপর্য বোঝা ) Try to read between the lines of the letter.
  • to the bad ( মন্দাবস্থায় ; ঘাটতি অবস্থায় )
  • Chip of the old block ( বাপকা বেটা ) He is a chip of the old black.