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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Essential to ( অত্যাবশ্যক ) Food is essential to health.
  • Heir to ( উত্তরাধিকারী (সম্পত্তি) ) He is the heir to his uncle’s property.
  • Rob of ( অপহরণ করা ) Somebody robbed him of his purse.
  • Control over ( নিয়ন্ত্রণ ) He has no control over his brother.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.

Idioms:

  • Bag and baggage ( তল্পিতল্পাসহ ) He left the place bag and baggage.
  • have a bad time ( দুশ্চিন্তায় কাল কাটানো ; দুঃসময়ে পড়া )
  • Stick to ( দৃঢ়ভাবে লেগে থাকা ) He sticks to his decision.
  • Rank and file ( সাধারণ লোক ) We should pay attention to the rank and file of the country.
  • Weal and woe ( সুখ-দুঃখ ) Human life is full of weal and woe.
  • By leaps and bounds ( অতি দ্রুতগতিতে ) The population of Bangladesh is increasing by leaps and bounds.