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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Abound in ( প্রচুর পরিমাণে থাকা ) Fish abounds in this river.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Offend against ( লঙ্গন করা ) You have offended against good manners.
  • Mourn over ( শোক করা ) Don't mourn over the dead.
  • Avail of ( সুযোগ গ্রহণ করা ) You must avail yourself of the business.
  • Rejoice at ( আনন্দ করা ) Every one rejoiced at her success.

Idioms:

  • Cut a sorry figure ( খারাপ ফল করা ) He cuts a sorry figure in the examination.
  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • Sink in ( আবদ্ধ হওয়া, ডুবে যাওয়া ) He sank in mud or the ship sank into the sea.
  • Dead against ( তীব্র বিরোধী ) I am dead against his proposal.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.