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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Despair of ( নিরাশ হওয়া ) Do not despair of success.
  • Quarrel for ( কলহ করা (কোনকিছু) ) They quarreled with one another for the property.
  • Believe in ( বিশ্বাস করা ) I do not believe in his honesty.
  • Die for ( মারা যাওয়া (কারণ) ) He died for his country.

Idioms:

  • Do yeoman's service ( বিশেষ উপকার করা ) Raja Rammohan Roy has done yeoman's service to our country.
  • Cut a sorry figure ( খারাপ ফল করা ) He cuts a sorry figure in the examination.
  • Flesh and blood ( রক্তমাংসের শরীর ) Flesh and blood cannot bear with such insults.
  • in the doldrums ( উদাসীন ভাবাপন্ন )
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • be in ones bad books ( কারও অপ্রিয় হওয়া )