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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wish for ( আকাঙ্খা করা ) I do not wish for name and fame.
  • Admit to ( ভর্তি করা ) Khadil was admitted to university.
  • Live beyond ( বাঁচা ) He lives beyond his means.
  • Ashamed for ( লজ্জিত ) I feel ashamed for you.
  • Junior to ( নিম্নপদস্থ ; বয়সে কম ) He is junior to me in service.
  • Callous to ( উদাসীন ) He is callous to my suffering.

Idioms:

  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • cringing flatterer ( খঁয়ের খা )
  • Do yeoman's service ( বিশেষ উপকার করা ) Raja Rammohan Roy has done yeoman's service to our country.
  • a rotten apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few rotten apples.
  • In a nut shell ( খুব সংক্ষেপে ) Tell the story in a nut shell.
  • Catch red handed ( হাতে নাতে ধরা ) The thief was caught red handed.