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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Ashamed of ( লজ্জিত ) He is not ashamed of his conduct.
  • Justice to ( ন্যায় বিচার ) We should do justice to everybody.
  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.
  • Envious of ( ঈর্ষান্বিত ) I am not envious of his riches.
  • Play on ( বাজানো ) He played on guitar.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.

Idioms:

  • host in himself ( একাই একশ )
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • clever hit ( কথার মতন কথা )
  • Slow coach ( অলস প্রকৃতির লোক ) You cannot expect much from a slow coach like him.
  • Null and void ( বাতিল ) The deed has been null and void now.
  • put the cart before the horse ( স্বাভাবিক অবস্থা উলটাইয়া দেওয়া ; অস্বাভাবিক অবস্থা পরিণত করা )