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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Want of ( অভাব ) We have no want of money.
  • Live for ( বেঁচে থাকা ) He lives for fame.
  • Glance at ( চোখ বুলিয়ে নেওয়া ) He glanced at me casually.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Jump at ( আগ্রহ সহকারে গ্রহণ করা ) Do not jump at the offer.
  • Afraid of ( ভীত ) I am not afraid of ghosts.

Idioms:

  • To and fro ( এদিন-ওদিক ) Being unable to make up his mind the man is walking to and fro.
  • Cut a sorry figure ( খারাপ ফল করা ) He cuts a sorry figure in the examination.
  • Hard and fast ( বাঁধা ধরা ) There is no such hard and fast rule in this matter.
  • Birds eye view ( মোটামোটি ধারণা ; এক নজর ) He took a bird’s eye view of the flood-stricken area from an aeroplane.
  • Do yeoman's service ( বিশেষ উপকার করা ) Raja Rammohan Roy has done yeoman's service to our country.
  • pound of flesh ( এক চুল এদিক ওদিক নয় )