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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • in favour of ( পক্ষে ) He spoke in favour of his friend.
  • Apply for ( আবেদন করা (কোন কিছু) ) He applied to the Secretary for the post.
  • Wanting in ( বিহীন ) He is wanting in common sense.
  • Wonder at ( অবাক হওয়া ) I wonder at his ignorance.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.
  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.

Idioms:

  • be up and doing ( উঠে-পড়ে লাগা )
  • Breathe one's last ( মারা যাওয়া ) The old man breathed his last on Sunday last.
  • breathe out ( নিঃশ্বাস ত্যাগ করা ) At last, he breathed his last breath out, and that was the end.
  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • Bring to light ( প্রকাশ করা ) At last all the facts were brought to light.
  • Fall flat ( ফলপ্রসূ না হওয়া ) My advice feel fiat on him.