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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Prefer to ( অধিক পছন্দ করা ) I prefer coffee to tea.
  • Triumph over ( জয় করা ) Jim and Della triumphed over their poverty.
  • Admit to ( ভর্তি করা ) Khadil was admitted to university.
  • Comply with ( মেনে নেওয়া ) I shall comply with your request.
  • Arrive at ( পৌঁছানো ) We arrived at the station in time.
  • Pretend to ( ভান করা ) He does not pretend to high birth.

Idioms:

  • be on ones back ( একেবারে কুপোকাত )
  • Man of straw ( অপদার্থ লোক ) We do not care a fig for a man of straw like him.
  • Wild goose chase ( পন্ডশ্রম ) Do not waste time in wild goose chase.
  • a bad apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.
  • Bring to book ( শাস্তি দেওয়া ) He should be brought to book for his misconduct.
  • Above all ( প্রধানত ; সর্বোপরি ) We should be kind, polite, and above all honest.