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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Die for ( মারা যাওয়া (কারণ) ) He died for his country.
  • Favourable to ( অনুকূল (ব্যক্তি) ) This situation is favourable to me for doing this.
  • Obsessed with ( উদ্বিগ্ন ) He is obsessed with the idea.
  • Argue against ( যূক্তি দেখানো (কোন কিছু) ) I argued with him against the point.
  • Sentence to ( দন্ডাদেশ দেওয়া ) He was sentenced to death for murder.
  • Apply to ( আবেদন করা (ব্যক্তি) ) He applied to he Secretary for the post.

Idioms:

  • In the mean time ( ইতিমধ্যে ) Lila will come here to-night. In the mean time you should get her room ready.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • As usual ( যথারীতি ) He is late as usual.
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • Far and wide ( সর্বত্র ) His fame as a scholar spread far and wide
  • 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.