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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Occur to ( মনে হওয়া ) The idea never occurred to me.
  • Pleased at ( সন্তুষ্ট (কোনকিছু) ) I am pleased at the news.
  • Offend against ( লঙ্গন করা ) You have offended against good manners.
  • Wait on ( সেবা করা ) The nurse waited on the patient.
  • Eager for ( আগ্রহী ) He is eager for promotion in service.
  • Engaged in ( নিযুক্ত (কাজে) ) I was engaged with him in talk.

Idioms:

  • To the letter ( অক্ষরে অক্ষরে ) He followed my advice to the letter.
  • Now and then ( মাঝে মাঝে ) He comes here now and then.
  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.
  • Red tape ( লাল ফিতার বাঁধন ; আমলাতান্ত্রিকতা ) Red tapism causes delay in official work.
  • the exact point ( কাঁটায়-কাঁটায় )
  • In one's teens ( তের থেকে উনিশ বছর বয়সের মধ্যে ) She is yet in her teens.