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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Smell of ( গন্ধ দেয় ) This glass smells of wine.
  • Look after ( দেখাশোনা করা ) There is none to look after her.
  • Grateful to ( কৃতজ্ঞ (ব্যক্তি) ) I am grateful to you for your help.
  • Disgrace to ( কলঙ্ক ) He is disgrace to his family.

Idioms:

  • In cold blood ( ঠান্ডা মাথায় ) They committed this murder in cold blood.
  • Red tape ( লাল ফিতার বাঁধন ; আমলাতান্ত্রিকতা ) Red tapism causes delay in official work.
  • Build castles in the air ( আকাশ কুসুম চিন্তা করা ) Don't idle away your time in building castles in the air.
  • Through thick and thin ( বাধা বিপত্তির মধ্য দিয়ে ) Reveka followed her husband through thick and thin.
  • Gift of the gab ( বাককটুতা ) An advocate should have the gift of the gab.
  • All at once ( হঠাৎ ) All at once a tiger came out of the forest.