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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Play on ( বাজানো ) He played on guitar.
  • Pretend to ( ভান করা ) He does not pretend to high birth.
  • Tide over ( অতিক্রম করা ) He will soon tide over the difficulty.
  • Count for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) His advice counts for nothing.
  • Lay by ( সঞ্চয় করা ) Lay by something for the old age.
  • Look for ( খোঁজা ) I am looking for a good job.

Idioms:

  • Hard nut to crack ( কঠিন সমস্যা ) The problem of adult education is really a hard nut to crack.
  • To the letter ( অক্ষরে অক্ষরে ) He followed my advice to the letter.
  • Fish out of water ( অস্বস্তিকর অবস্থায় ) When he came to the village, he felt like a fish out of water.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • bell the cat ( সর্তকতার জন্য বিড়ালের গলায় ঘন্টা বাধা ; কোন কাজ যেটা অর্জন করা কঠিন বা অসম্ভব ) Everybody is trying but who actually bell the cat?
  • Build castles in the air ( আকাশ কুসুম চিন্তা করা ) Don't idle away your time in building castles in the air.