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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Similar to ( সদৃশ ) This pen is similar to that.
  • Guilty of ( দোষী ) He is guilty of murder.
  • Fond of ( অনুরাগী ) Children are fond of sweets.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.
  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.
  • Triumph over ( জয় করা ) Jim and Della triumphed over their poverty.

Idioms:

  • a bad apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.
  • Ins and outs ( খুঁটিনাটি সব কিছু ) I know the ins and outs of the matter.
  • Bring to light ( প্রকাশ করা ) At last all the facts were brought to light.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • In vain ( বৃথা ) All his attempts were in vain.