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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Triumph over ( জয় করা ) Jim and Della triumphed over their poverty.
  • Different from ( পৃথক ) This book is different from that.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • in favour of ( পক্ষে ) He spoke in favour of his friend.
  • Retire from ( অবসর লওয়া ) He retired from service on a pension.
  • Hanker after ( লালায়িত হওয়া ) Do not hanker after wealth.

Idioms:

  • Cut a sorry figure ( খারাপ ফল করা ) He cuts a sorry figure in the examination.
  • In time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) He reached the station in time.
  • Bed of roses ( আরামদায়ক অবস্থা ) Life is not a bed of roses.
  • Make both ends meet ( আয়ব্যয় মেলানো ) I cannot make both ends meet with my small income.
  • Fall flat ( ফলপ্রসূ না হওয়া ) My advice feel fiat on him.
  • Maiden speech ( প্রথম বক্তৃতা ) His maiden speech fell flat on the audience.