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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Offend against ( লঙ্গন করা ) You have offended against good manners.
  • Argue for ( যূক্তি দেখানো (কোন কিছু) ) I argued with him for the point.
  • Eager about ( আগ্রহী ) He is eager about the result.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Burst into ( ভেঙ্গে পড়া ) He burst into tears at the sad news
  • Count for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) His advice counts for nothing.

Idioms:

  • As it were ( যেন ) The sun is, as it were , the lamp of the universe.
  • Crocodile tears ( ময়া কান্না ) He shed crocodile tears at our misery.
  • From A to Z ( প্রথম হইতে শেষ পয্র্ন্ত ) The statement is true from A to Z.
  • host in himself ( একাই একশ )
  • To the backbone ( হাড়ে হাড়ে ) The boy is wicked to the backbone.
  • In the mean time ( ইতিমধ্যে ) Lila will come here to-night. In the mean time you should get her room ready.