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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Need for ( প্রয়োজনীয় ) I have no need for more money.
  • Excuse for ( অব্যাহতি দেওয়া ) He will not be excused for coming late.
  • Heir to ( উত্তরাধিকারী (সম্পত্তি) ) He is the heir to his uncle’s property.
  • Faith in ( বিশ্বাস ) I have no faith in him.
  • Compare to ( তুলনা করা (অসদৃশ বস্তু) ) Anger is compared to fire.
  • Mourn for ( শোক করা ) Don't mourn for the dead.

Idioms:

  • Gala Day ( উৎসবের দিন ) The 15th August is a gala day to the Indians.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • a bad apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.
  • Hue and cry ( শোরগোল ) The villagers raised a hue and cry to see the thief.
  • Household word ( সকলের পরিচিত নাম ) Mother Teresa's name has now become a household word.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.