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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Long for ( কামনা করা ) He longed for fame.
  • Live beyond ( বাঁচা ) He lives beyond his means.
  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Complain against ( অভিযোগ করা (অন্য ব্যক্তি) ) The complained to the Director against the Manager about her behavior.
  • Pride on ( গর্ব করা ) He prides himself on his high birth.
  • Annoyed with ( বিরক্ত (ব্যক্তি) ) I was annoyed with him for being late.

Idioms:

  • At home ( দক্ষ ) He is at home in mathematics.
  • Dead against ( তীব্র বিরোধী ) I am dead against his proposal.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • A blessing in disguise ( বিপরীতে হিত ; প্রথমে খারাপ হিসেবে মনে হলেও পরবর্তীতে ভালো হয় ) Sam's motorcycle accident was a blessing in disguise because he got enough insurance money.
  • On the spur of the moment ( মুহুর্তের উত্তেজনায় ) He did it on the spur of the moment.
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.