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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Live by ( কোন উপায়ে বেঁচে থাকা ) He lives by honest means.
  • Abide by ( মেনে চলা ) One should abide by the rules
  • Prompt in ( চটপটে (উত্তর) ) He is prompt in his answer.
  • Compete for ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন কিছু) ) He competed for the first position.
  • Count for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) His advice counts for nothing.
  • Think over ( চিন্তা করা (কোনকিছু) ) Think carefully over his advice.

Idioms:

  • Lion's share ( সিংহভাগ ) He took the lion's share of the profit.
  • Household word ( সকলের পরিচিত নাম ) Mother Teresa's name has now become a household word.
  • Out of sorts ( ঈষৎ অসুস্থ ) He is out of sorts now.
  • In vogue ( চালু ) This custom is not in vogue now.
  • Cock and bull story ( গাঁজাখুরি গল্প ) Nobody will believe your cock and bull story
  • Bone of contention ( বিবাদের বিষয় ) The paternal property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.