"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Look up ( শব্দার্থ খোঁজা ) Look up the word in the dictionary.
  • Obstacle to ( বাধা ) Poverty is often obstacle to higher studies.
  • Capable to ( সক্ষম ) He is capable of doing this alone.
  • Senior to ( বয়সে বড়, উচ্চপদস্থ ) He is senior to me by four years.
  • Indebted to ( ঋণী ; কৃতজ্ঞ ) I am indebted to him for this help.
  • Avail of ( সুযোগ গ্রহণ করা ) You must avail yourself of the business.

Idioms:

  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • Dead of night ( মধ্য রাত্রি ) The robbers broke into the house at dead of night.
  • Null and void ( বাতিল ) The deed has been null and void now.
  • have ones eyes ( কারও হাতে বিস্তর কাজ থাকা )
  • Three R's ( প্রাথমিক শিক্ষা ) The majority of our people have not yet learnt the three R's.
  • On the spur of the moment ( মুহুর্তের উত্তেজনায় ) He did it on the spur of the moment.