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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wish for ( আকাঙ্খা করা ) I do not wish for name and fame.
  • Tell upon ( ক্ষতি করা ) Over-eating tells upon health.
  • Count for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) His advice counts for nothing.
  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Guess at ( অনুমান করা ) Can you guess at her age?
  • Wonder at ( অবাক হওয়া ) I wonder at his ignorance.

Idioms:

  • Come off with flying colours ( জয়লাভ করা ) Our School team came off with flying colours.
  • bad shoot ( অসংগত অনুমান )
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • Out of the wood ( বিপদমুক্ত ) He is not yet out of the wood.
  • hold your horses ( সবুর করা ; ধৈর্য ধরা ) Hold your horses in trouble, you will get your reward.
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home