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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Preferable to ( অধিক পছন্দযোগ্য ) Death is preferable to dishonor.
  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Polite in ( নম্র ) He is polite in his manners. (Polite to strangers).
  • Hunger for ( তীব্র আকাঙ্খা ) His hunger for knowledge surprised us.
  • Lament for ( বিলাপ করা ) She lamented for her child.
  • Tolerant of ( সহিষ্ণু ) We must be tolerant of opposition.

Idioms:

  • put the cart before the horse ( স্বাভাবিক অবস্থা উলটাইয়া দেওয়া ; অস্বাভাবিক অবস্থা পরিণত করা )
  • Rank and file ( সাধারণ লোক ) We should pay attention to the rank and file of the country.
  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • reap the harvest of sin ( কর্ম ভোগ করা )
  • Weal and woe ( সুখ-দুঃখ ) Human life is full of weal and woe.