"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.
  • Overcome by ( দমন করা ) He was overcome by anger.
  • Blind to ( দোষের প্রতি অন্ধ ) He is blind to his won faults.
  • Informed of ( অবহিত ) I was not informed of your misfortune.
  • Hope for ( আশা করা ) Let us hope for the best.
  • Indebted to ( ঋণী ; কৃতজ্ঞ ) I am indebted to him for this help.

Idioms:

  • Moot point ( অমীমাংসিত বিষয় ) Dowry system is still a moot point in Bangladesh.
  • be on ones back ( একেবারে কুপোকাত )
  • By and by ( শীঘ্র ) He will come here by and by.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.