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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Tell upon ( ক্ষতি করা ) Over-eating tells upon health.
  • Zest for ( অনুরাগ ) She has no zest for music.
  • Eager about ( আগ্রহী ) He is eager about the result.
  • Aptitude for ( স্বাভাবিক দক্ষতা ) I have no aptitude for Mathematics.
  • Pass away ( মারা যাওয়া ) He passes away last night.
  • Wanting in ( বিহীন ) He is wanting in common sense.

Idioms:

  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • Bed of roses ( আরামদায়ক অবস্থা ) Life is not a bed of roses.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • From A to Z ( প্রথম হইতে শেষ পয্র্ন্ত ) The statement is true from A to Z.
  • At one’s wit’s end ( হতবুদ্ধি ) He was at his wit’s end and did not know what to do.
  • Black sheep ( কুলাঙ্গার ) He is a black sheep in his family.