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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Tell upon ( ক্ষতি করা ) Over-eating tells upon health.
  • Control over ( নিয়ন্ত্রণ ) He has no control over his brother.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Live for ( বেঁচে থাকা ) He lives for fame.
  • Favourable to ( অনুকূল (ব্যক্তি) ) This situation is favourable to me for doing this.
  • Envious of ( ঈর্ষান্বিত ) I am not envious of his riches.

Idioms:

  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • Call to mind ( স্মরণ করা ) I cannot call to mind your name.
  • At sixes and sevens ( বিশৃঙ্খলা অবস্থায় ) All the furniture in the room were at sixes and sevens.
  • Gift of the gab ( বাককটুতা ) An advocate should have the gift of the gab.
  • Heart and soul ( সর্বান্তঃকরণে ) Try heard and soul and you will succeed.
  • Fight shy ( এড়িয়ে চলা ) Why do you fight shy of your teacher.