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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Senior to ( বয়সে বড়, উচ্চপদস্থ ) He is senior to me by four years.
  • Smile on ( অনুগ্রহ করা ) Fortune smiled on him.
  • Smell of ( গন্ধ দেয় ) This glass smells of wine.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Stare at ( একদৃষ্টিতে তাকানো ) She stared at me.
  • Attend on ( সেবা করা ) She attends on her mother.

Idioms:

  • In vain ( বৃথা ) All his attempts were in vain.
  • Household word ( সকলের পরিচিত নাম ) Mother Teresa's name has now become a household word.
  • Nip in the bud ( অঙ্কুরে বিনষ্ট করা ) All his hopes were nipped in the bud.
  • Turn over a new leaf ( নূতনের সূচনা ) After his failure he turned over a new leaf.
  • live by ones wit ( কথা বেচে খাওয়া )
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.