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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Alternative to ( বিকল্প ) This question is alternative to that.
  • Ambition for ( উচ্চাকাঙ্খা ) He has no ambition for fame in life.
  • Die of ( মারা যাওয়া (রোগ) ) He died of cholera.
  • Destined to ( ভাগ্য নির্দিষ্ট ) He was destined to death.
  • Useful to ( প্রয়োজনীয় (ব্যক্তি) ) This book is useful to us for examination.

Idioms:

  • a piece of cake ( খুবই সহজ ) This assignment is a piece of cake
  • Birds eye view ( মোটামোটি ধারণা ; এক নজর ) He took a bird’s eye view of the flood-stricken area from an aeroplane.
  • Chip of the old block ( বাপকা বেটা ) He is a chip of the old black.
  • Turn a deaf ear to ( মনোযোগ না দেওয়া ) He turned a deaf ear to my proposal.
  • Bed of roses ( আরামদায়ক অবস্থা ) Life is not a bed of roses.
  • At one’s wit’s end ( হতবুদ্ধি ) He was at his wit’s end and did not know what to do.