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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Fatal to ( মারাত্মক ) he doctor's mistake proved fatal to his life.
  • Crave for ( আকাঙ্খা করা ) He craves for wealth.
  • Die for ( মারা যাওয়া (কারণ) ) He died for his country.
  • Think of ( চিন্তা করা (ব্যক্তি) ) What do you think of (about) him?
  • Prefer to ( অধিক পছন্দ করা ) I prefer coffee to tea.
  • in favour of ( পক্ষে ) He spoke in favour of his friend.

Idioms:

  • As it were ( যেন ) The sun is, as it were , the lamp of the universe.
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • be bad at ( দক্ষ না হওয়া )
  • Hue and cry ( শোরগোল ) The villagers raised a hue and cry to see the thief.
  • 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.
  • Black sheep ( কুলাঙ্গার ) He is a black sheep in his family.