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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Take after ( সদৃশ হওয়া ) The boy takes after his father.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Certain of ( নিশ্চিত ) He is now certain of his ground.
  • Live beyond ( বাঁচা ) He lives beyond his means.
  • Indebted to ( ঋণী ; কৃতজ্ঞ ) I am indebted to him for this help.
  • Void of ( বিহীন ) He is void of common sense.

Idioms:

  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • Out of sorts ( ঈষৎ অসুস্থ ) He is out of sorts now.
  • Rank and file ( সাধারণ লোক ) We should pay attention to the rank and file of the country.
  • As it were ( যেন ) The sun is, as it were , the lamp of the universe.
  • On the wane ( হ্রাসমান ) His fame is on the wane now.
  • At one’s wit’s end ( হতবুদ্ধি ) He was at his wit’s end and did not know what to do.