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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Polite in ( নম্র ) He is polite in his manners. (Polite to strangers).
  • Fatal to ( মারাত্মক ) he doctor's mistake proved fatal to his life.
  • Disgrace to ( কলঙ্ক ) He is disgrace to his family.
  • Ill with ( অসুস্থ ) He is ill with fever.
  • Certain of ( নিশ্চিত ) He is now certain of his ground.
  • Rid of ( মুক্ত হওয়া ) Get rid of bad company.

Idioms:

  • At a stretch ( একটানা ) He can run ten miles at a stretch.
  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • know from a bare hint ( এক আঁচরেই বোঝা )
  • Bone of contention ( বিবাদের বিষয় ) The paternal property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.