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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • in favour of ( পক্ষে ) He spoke in favour of his friend.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Hard of ( কম শোনা ) He is hard of hearing.
  • Alternative to ( বিকল্প ) This question is alternative to that.
  • Yield to ( আত্মসমর্পণ করা ) He Yielded to his enemy.
  • Vain of ( অহঙ্কারী ) She is vain of her beauty.

Idioms:

  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • In fine ( পরিশেষ ) In fine he declared his plan.
  • By no means ( কোন ভাবেই না ) I shall by no means call on him.
  • Book worm ( গ্রন্থকীট ) Don't be a book worm.
  • Out of the wood ( বিপদমুক্ত ) He is not yet out of the wood.