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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Capacity for ( যোগ্যতা ) He has a capacity for hard work.
  • Hunger for ( তীব্র আকাঙ্খা ) His hunger for knowledge surprised us.
  • Lament for ( বিলাপ করা ) She lamented for her child.
  • Respond to ( উত্তর দেওয়া ) Nobody responded to my call.
  • Taste for ( রুচি ) She has no taste for music.
  • Junior to ( নিম্নপদস্থ ; বয়সে কম ) He is junior to me in service.

Idioms:

  • On the whole ( মোটের উপর ) On the whole, his conduct is good.
  • Slow coach ( অলস প্রকৃতির লোক ) You cannot expect much from a slow coach like him.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • By and by ( শীঘ্র ) He will come here by and by.
  • 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.
  • In a nut shell ( খুব সংক্ষেপে ) Tell the story in a nut shell.