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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Listen to ( শোনা ) Listen to the news on the radio.
  • Abide by ( মেনে চলা ) One should abide by the rules
  • Think of ( চিন্তা করা (ব্যক্তি) ) What do you think of (about) him?
  • Count for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) His advice counts for nothing.
  • Envious of ( ঈর্ষান্বিত ) I am not envious of his riches.
  • Die for ( মারা যাওয়া (কারণ) ) He died for his country.

Idioms:

  • Take one to task ( তিরস্কার করা ) He was taken to task for negligence of duty.
  • In cold blood ( ঠান্ডা মাথায় ) They committed this murder in cold blood.
  • On the wane ( হ্রাসমান ) His fame is on the wane now.
  • Make both ends meet ( আয়ব্যয় মেলানো ) I cannot make both ends meet with my small income.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • At home ( দক্ষ ) He is at home in mathematics.