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

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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Alternative to ( বিকল্প ) This question is alternative to that.
  • Mad with ( উন্মাদ প্রায় ) He is mad with pain.
  • Obstacle to ( বাধা ) Poverty is often obstacle to higher studies.
  • Vexed with ( বিরক্ত (ব্যক্তি) ) He is vexed with me at my conduct.
  • Control over ( নিয়ন্ত্রণ ) He has no control over his brother.
  • Think over ( চিন্তা করা (কোনকিছু) ) Think carefully over his advice.

Idioms:

  • Crocodile tears ( ময়া কান্না ) He shed crocodile tears at our misery.
  • Take to heart ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) He took his remark to heart.
  • Cut to the quick ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) I was cut to the quick by his words.
  • Fall flat ( ফলপ্রসূ না হওয়া ) My advice feel fiat on him.
  • Fight shy ( এড়িয়ে চলা ) Why do you fight shy of your teacher.
  • To the letter ( অক্ষরে অক্ষরে ) He followed my advice to the letter.