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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Smell of ( গন্ধ দেয় ) This glass smells of wine.
  • Die of ( মারা যাওয়া (রোগ) ) He died of cholera.
  • Lack of ( অভাব ) I have no lack of friends.
  • Resign to ( আত্মসমর্পন করা (স্বয়ং) ) I resigned myself to fate
  • Encroach on ( অনধিকার প্রবেশ করা ) Do not encroach on my land.

Idioms:

  • loose cannon ( অপ্রত্যাশিত ) He is a bit of a loose cannon.
  • be on ones back ( একেবারে কুপোকাত )
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • At once finger ends ( নখদর্পণে ) All these facts are at his finger ends.
  • In a nut shell ( খুব সংক্ষেপে ) Tell the story in a nut shell.
  • host in himself ( একাই একশ )