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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Refer to ( বিচারার্থে পাঠানো ) Refer the matter to him for enquiry.
  • Glance at ( চোখ বুলিয়ে নেওয়া ) He glanced at me casually.
  • Look over ( পরীক্ষা করা ) He is looking over the answer papers.
  • Look at ( তাকানো ) Look at the moon.
  • Fond of ( অনুরাগী ) Children are fond of sweets.

Idioms:

  • Man of straw ( অপদার্থ লোক ) We do not care a fig for a man of straw like him.
  • Dead language ( যে ভাষা এখন আর কথ্য নয় ) Sanskrit is a rich language, but it is now a dead language.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • pound of flesh ( এক চুল এদিক ওদিক নয় )
  • A bed of roses ( সুখ-স্বাচ্ছন্দ্যপূর্ণ জীবন ) Many people think that life is a bed of roses
  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush