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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Based on ( ভিত্তি থাকা ) Your remarks were not based on the facts.
  • Overcome by ( দমন করা ) He was overcome by anger.
  • Occupied in ( নিয়োজিত ) He is occupied in writing a letter.
  • Control over ( নিয়ন্ত্রণ ) He has no control over his brother.
  • Encroach on ( অনধিকার প্রবেশ করা ) Do not encroach on my land.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.

Idioms:

  • In a fix ( মুশকিলে পতিত ) He is in a fix and does not know what to do.
  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • Man of straw ( অপদার্থ লোক ) We do not care a fig for a man of straw like him.
  • Achilles heel ( দুর্বলতা বা ত্রুটি ) He is trying to hide but everybody knows his achilles' heel
  • Red tape ( লাল ফিতার বাঁধন ; আমলাতান্ত্রিকতা ) Red tapism causes delay in official work.
  • A bed of roses thorns ( কন্টকময় জীবন ) Life is nothing but a bed of roses.