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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Smile on ( অনুগ্রহ করা ) Fortune smiled on him.
  • Vary from ( আলাদা হওয়া ) His opinion varies from his brother's.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Displeased at ( অসন্তুষ্ট ) I am displeased with him at his conduct.
  • Guess at ( অনুমান করা ) Can you guess at her age?
  • Compete for ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন কিছু) ) He competed for the first position.

Idioms:

  • At large ( স্বাধীন ) The anti-socials are still at large.
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • but me no buts ( কিন্তু কিন্তু করো না )
  • Build castles in the air ( আকাশ কুসুম চিন্তা করা ) Don't idle away your time in building castles in the air.
  • In the nick of time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) The school team arrived in the nick of time.
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.