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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Play on ( বাজানো ) He played on guitar.
  • Encroach on ( অনধিকার প্রবেশ করা ) Do not encroach on my land.
  • Close to ( নিকটে ) The school is very close to our house.
  • Hunger for ( তীব্র আকাঙ্খা ) His hunger for knowledge surprised us.
  • Polite in ( নম্র ) He is polite in his manners. (Polite to strangers).
  • Certain of ( নিশ্চিত ) He is now certain of his ground.

Idioms:

  • reap the harvest of sin ( কর্ম ভোগ করা )
  • Three R's ( প্রাথমিক শিক্ষা ) The majority of our people have not yet learnt the three R's.
  • Hue and cry ( শোরগোল ) The villagers raised a hue and cry to see the thief.
  • Square meal ( পেট ভরা আহার ) He is too poor to have a square meal every day.
  • At one’s wit’s end ( হতবুদ্ধি ) He was at his wit’s end and did not know what to do.
  • Maiden speech ( প্রথম বক্তৃতা ) His maiden speech fell flat on the audience.