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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Engaged to ( বাগদত্ত ) Lila was engaged to him.
  • Fond of ( অনুরাগী ) Children are fond of sweets.
  • Live on ( খেয়ে বাঁচা ) The cow lives on grass.
  • Inquire about ( অনুসন্ধান করা (কোন ব্যপার) ) I inquired of him about (into) the matter.
  • Hope for ( আশা করা ) Let us hope for the best.
  • Due to ( কারণে ) His absence is due to illness.

Idioms:

  • Chip of the old block ( বাপকা বেটা ) He is a chip of the old black.
  • To the letter ( অক্ষরে অক্ষরে ) He followed my advice to the letter.
  • 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.
  • A bolt from the blue ( সম্পূর্ন অপ্রত্যাশিত ) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.
  • Come to light ( প্রকাশিত হওয়া ) Their private talk has come to light at last.
  • In the mean time ( ইতিমধ্যে ) Lila will come here to-night. In the mean time you should get her room ready.