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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Control over ( নিয়ন্ত্রণ ) He has no control over his brother.
  • Callous to ( উদাসীন ) He is callous to my suffering.
  • Wanting in ( বিহীন ) He is wanting in common sense.
  • Consist of ( গঠিত হওয়া ) This class consists of fifty boys and thirty girls.
  • Aim at ( লক্ষ্য করা ) He aimed his gun at he bird.
  • Overcome with ( দমন করা ) He was overcome with fatigue.

Idioms:

  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • Come off with flying colours ( জয়লাভ করা ) Our School team came off with flying colours.
  • reinvent the wheel ( এমন কোনকিছু তৈরিতে সময় নষ্ট করা যা বর্তমানে বিদ্যমান ও ঠিকঠাক কাজ করে ) There's no point in us reinventing the wheel
  • but me no buts ( কিন্তু কিন্তু করো না )
  • At a stretch ( একটানা ) He can run ten miles at a stretch.
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home