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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Look into ( অনুসন্ধান করা ) I am looking into the matter.
  • Fatal to ( মারাত্মক ) he doctor's mistake proved fatal to his life.
  • Abide by ( মেনে চলা ) One should abide by the rules
  • Excuse for ( অব্যাহতি দেওয়া ) He will not be excused for coming late.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Argue for ( যূক্তি দেখানো (কোন কিছু) ) I argued with him for the point.

Idioms:

  • have a bad time ( দুশ্চিন্তায় কাল কাটানো ; দুঃসময়ে পড়া )
  • For good ( চিরকালের জন্য ) He left the country for good.
  • Tooth and nail ( তীব্রভাবে ) He fought tooth and nail against his enemy.
  • On the whole ( মোটের উপর ) On the whole, his conduct is good.
  • harp on the same string ( এক কথা বারবার বলা )
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.