128 – Idioms and Phrases with Bangla Meanings – Govt Job BD

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Hello, how all of you are? Hope all are well. Today we are going to discuss the Idioms and Phrases part of English grammar. It will be a series article with three parts. Today will discuss the first part. Idioms and Phrases are a very important part of English Grammar. If you want to learn English grammar and language properly then you have to have a better concept of Idioms and Phrases. So this article will discuss it. Let’s start-

The most important Idioms and Phrases A-B

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Idioms and Phrases from 1 – 20

01. ABC (primary knowledge, the rudiments- (প্রাথমিক জ্ঞান) He does not know even the A B C of commerce.

02. A bed of roses (happy life or time- পুষ্পশয্যা) – The Earth is not a bed of roses.
03. A black sheep (insignificant or unworthy person of a family-কুলাঙ্গার) – There is a black sheep in our club.

04. A host in oneself (alone person but worth of many – একাই একশো)- He is a host in himself and does not need help.

05. A man of letters (Learned or educated and respected person-পন্ডিত ব্যক্তি) – Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah was a man of letters.

07. A man of parts (a virtuous or an expert person-গুণান্বিত ব্যক্তি) – He husband is a man of parts.

08. A man of word (a man who keeps his word or promise at any cost – এক কথার মানুষ) – My uncle is a man of word.

09. Above all (chiefly, more than anything else – সর্বপরি) – Sheikh Farid was above all a saint.

10. Above board (open, beyond reproach – সন্দেহের অতীত) – His dealings are fair and above board.

11. According as (just as-অনুরূপ) – Workers should be paid according as their need.

12. Acid test (final test- অগ্নি পরীক্ষা) – Everyone must succeed in the acid test of the time he lives in.

13. After all (in spite of all that has been said or done or expected – তৎসত্ত্বেও, মোটের উপর) – His father is after all an honest man.

14. All along (always সবসময়) – He was present in the meeting all along.

15. All and sundry (everyone-সকলকেই) – He invited all and sundry to his father’s funeral.

16. All at once (suddenly – সহসা / হটাৎ) – All at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils.

17. All but (almost, nearly – প্রায়) – My friend is all but ruined.

18. All hands (Everybody engaged in the same pursuit – একত্রিত হওয়া) – It is a bit better today and all hands were practically well again.

19. All in (tired- ক্লান্ত) I was all in after the meeting.

20. All in all (all powerful- সর্বেসর্বা) – The manager is all in all in the office.

The Idioms and Phrases from 21 – 40


21. All of a sudden / All on a sudden (unexpectedly – হটাৎ) – All of/on a sudden he fell into a ditch and broke his leg.

22. All over (everywhere – সর্বত্ত) – A dog is found all over the world.

23. All over with (finished- সব শেষ হওয়া) – It is all over with the patient now.

24. All the same (the same is the result) – It is all the same to me whether you go or not.

25. An eye for an eye (to refer to the idea that people should be punished according to the way in which they offend – দাঁতের বদলে দাঁত, উপযুক্ত প্রতিশোধ) – I shall have an eye for an eye.

26. An open question (an undecided matter- বিতর্কের বিষয়) – It still remains an open question.

27. Apple of discord (subject of quarrel – বিবাদের বিষয়) – This plot of land is the apple of discord between the two families.

28. Apple of one’s eye (one’s favorite person or thing- নয়নের মণি) – Biva is the apple of her mother’s eye.

29. Arm in arm (linked or hooked together by the arms- কাঁধে কাঁধ মিলিয়ে) – All good people should live arm in arm with one another.

30. As for (about – বিষয়ে) – As for myself, I am innocent.

31. As it were (so to say – যেন) – The moon is, as it were, the lamp of the earth.

32. As usual (as it commonly happens- বরাবরের মত) – I went there as usual.

33. At a deadlock (completely stopped condition – অচলাবস্থা) – The negotiation of Iraq and USA is now at a deadlock.

34. At a loss (confusedly – হতবুদ্ধি) – I am at a loss to decide how to deal with.

35. At a low ebb (decreasing – স্তিমিত) – His popularity is at a low ebb.

36. At a snail’s pace (very slowly – খুব ধীরে) – The economy of Bangladesh is growing at a snail’s pace.

37. At a stretch (without a break – একটানা) – I can run five kilometers at a stretch.

38. At all costs (regardless of the difficulty or cost no matter what – যত ক্ষতিঈ হোক না কেন) – He will keep his words at all costs.

39. At all events (in any case – যা কিছু ঘটুক না কেন) – At all events we shall start for Khulna tomorrow.

40. At all hazards (in spite of all obstacles- সমস্ত প্রতিকূলতার মধ্যেও) – I will support your opinion at all hazards.

The Idioms and Phrases from 41 – 60

41. At arm’s length (at a distance- নিরাপদ দূরত্বে) – I do not know why he keeps me at arm’s length.

42. At bay (in a position from which escape is impossible- কোণঠাসা) – When an animal is at bay, it often becomes desperate.

43. At bottom (in essential character – সারকথা) – Mr. Amin is at bottom a good man.

44. At daggers drawn (at enmity – সাপে নেউলে) – They are at daggers drawn with each other.

45. At ease (in peace – শান্তিতে) – A man who has enemies cannot live at ease.

46. At every step (every place – সর্বত্ত) – There are dangers at every step in our life and yet we want to live.

47. At first hand (at the beginning – প্রথমে) – He got a satisfactory reward at first hand.

48. At first sight (at the first meeting- প্রথম দেখায়) – I could not recognize him at first sight.

49. At hand (near-নিকটে) – Work hard for the examination because it is close at hand.

50. At heart (in one’s real nature- প্রকৃত স্বভাবানুযায়ী) – He is a good man at heart.

51. At home (very familiar with – দক্ষ) – He is quite at home in English.

52. At large (in general, at liberty – স্বাধীন) – This was popular with the people at large.

53. At last (it refers to time – অবশেষে) – The prince came at last.

54. At length (at the end – অবশেষে) – The man came to a good decision at length.

55. At one’s disposal (under one’s control -কারো নিয়ন্ত্রনাধীন) – I can give you a job, for it is at my disposal.

56. At one’s elbow (near at hand – অল্পদূরত্বে) – His private secretary is always at his elbow.

57. At one’s finger-ends (be thoroughly familiar with- নখ দর্পনে) – I have my lessons at my finger-ends.

58. At one’s heels (just behind- ঠিক পেছনে) – We followed the thief at his heels.

59. At one’s sweet will (with someone’s will – স্বেচ্ছায়) – A man cannot do anything he likes in the society at his sweet will.

60. At one’s wit’s end (to be perplexed- হতবুদ্ধি) – The boy is at his wit’s end to find money to buy the books.

The Idioms and Phrases from 61 – 80

61. At sixes and sevens (in disorder – এলোমেলো) – When he entered the house, everything was at sixes and sevens.

62. At stake (in danger – বিষণ্ণ বিপদে) – His life is at stake.

63. At the eleventh hour (at the last moment – শেষ মুহূর্তে) – The boy came to the spot at the eleventh hour.

64. At the heat of the moments (at the time of excitement – উত্তেজনার মুহূর্তে ) – Do not take any decision at the heat of the moments.

65. At the latest (not later than – মাঝে মাঝে) – Be off from here on Monday at the latest.

66. At the outset (at the beginning- শুরুতে) – The marathon runner stumbled at the outset of the race.

67. At the point of or On the verge of (very near – সন্নিকটে ) – The old man was at the point of death.

68. At the verge of (near – সন্নিকটে) – The unscrupulous man is now at the verge of ruin.

69. At times or Now and then (inconsistent with- মাঝে মাঝে) – My brother comes to Manikgonj at times.

70. At variance with (inconsistent with- সামঞ্জস্যহীন) – His words are at variance with his conduct.

71. Back out (to retreat, to break a promise – (প্রতিশ্রুতি ভাঙ্গা ) – He backed out at the last moment.
72. Back up (to support সমর্থন করা) – He is backing up the case.

73. Bad blood (ill feeling, enmity – শত্রুতা) – There is a bad blood among the teachers of this school.

74. Bad book (deprive of facilities – অনুগ্রহ বঞ্চিত) – The secretary has fallen in the bad book of the manager.

74. Bare word (Word without witness – মুখের কথা) – He believed your bare word and now he has been played false with.

75. Be on one’s last legs (about to fall – পতন হওয়ার মুখে ) – At present this bank is on its last legs.

77. Bear the brunt (to suffer to withstand the worst part of something – চাপ সহ্য করা) – Many people could not bear the brunt of poverty during the famine and died.

78. Beat about the bush (to talk in an irrelevant/superficial way- বাজে বকা) – Don’t beat about the bush but speak to the point.

79. Beat black and blue (to beat severely – চরম ভাবে প্রহার করা) They beat the thief black and blue.

80. Beat the air (doing something without fruitful result – নিষ্ফল চেষ্টা ) – He beat the air to convince the man that he was not a thief, but the man did not believe him.

The Idioms and Phrases from 81 – 100

81. Because of or On account of (for -কারণে বা জন্যে) He succeeded in life because of his perseverance.

82. Bee line (easy way or straight way – সোজা পথ) Our school is one mile away from here on the bee line.

83. Before long (soon af – অতি শীঘ্র) His business will flop down before long because he is not a good manager.

84. Beggar description (to be indescribable -অবর্ণনীয়) The horrors of modern war is beggar description.

85. Below the belt (unfair – অন্যায়ভাবে আঘাত করা) Never punish your younger brothers and sisters below the belt.

86. Beside the mark or the point (irrelevant – অপ্রাসঙ্গিক) What you say is beside the mark.

87. Between the cup and the lip (Between hope and reality- স্বপ্ন ও বাস্তবতার মাঝে) There is a great gap between the cup and the lip.

88. Beyond doubt (undoubtedly – সন্দেহাতীতভাবে) He will turn up in time beyond doubt.

89. Between the devil and the deep sea (don’t know what to do or in great agony- কঠিন অবস্থা) Being attacked on both sides, the enemy was put between the devil and the deep sea.

90. Beyond measure (more than can be measured – অপরিসীম) I am pleased beyond measure at your success.

91. Between two fires (faced with having to choose between two courses of action though both equally risky or undesirable উভয় সংকট) Now the old man is between two fires.

92. Bid adieu (to bid farewell-বিদায় জানানো) He bade adieu before sailing for Japan.

93. Bird’s eye view (general survey – ভাসা ভাসা দৃশ্য) While flying over Dhaka I had a bird’s eye view of the city.

94. Birds of a feather (persons of the same natur- সমগোত্রের লোক) The birds of a feather flock together.

95. Black and white (in written – লিখিত) She put her address in black and white and gave it to me.

96. Black art (magical works – ত্বক তাক / কাল যাদুমন্ত্র বিদ্যা) She practices black art.

97. Block head (a fool – বোকা) Nothing important is possible by such a block head like his uncle.

98. Blood feud (clash from generation to generation – রক্তক্ষয়ী সংগ্রাম) The blood feud among various groups of people in India may cause serious problems.

99. Blow one’s own trumpet (to boast or praise oneself – নিজের গুণগান নিজেই করা ) A learned man does not like to blow his own trumpet.

100. Blue blood (high birth – অভিজাত্য) Lord Curzon was proud of his blue blood.

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The Idioms and Phrases from 101 – 110

101. Bolt from the blue (unexpected calamity – বিনা মেঘে বজ্রপাত) The news of his death came to us as a bolt from the blue.

102. Bone of contention (subject of dispute – বিবাদের বিষয়) This small plot of land became the bone of contention between the two land lords.

103. Book worm (one who always reads books only- ভীষণ পড়ুয়া) A book worm cannot be well educated in life.

104. Bosom friend (most intimate and trusted friend- ঘনিষ্ট বন্ধু) He opened his mind only to his bosom friend.

105. Break open (to open by force- ভেঙ্গে ফেলা) The robbers broke open the door.

106. Break the news (to communicate bad news to a person – দুঃসংবাদ দেওয়া ) We all hesitated to break the news of his death to his mother.

107. Breathe one’s last (to die, to break the one’s last breath -শেষ নিঃশ্বাস ত্যাগ করা )The man breathed his last in his native village.

108. Bring into play (to give an opportunity for the exercise of – সু্যোগ দেওয়া) In his difficulties, he brought into play all his energies.

109. Bring to book (to call to account-শাস্তি দেওয়া) He was brought to book for his misconduct.

110. Bring to light (to let the public know – প্রকাশ পাওয়া ) The secret was brought to light.

111. Bring to mind (to remember- স্মরণ করা) I cannot bring to mind when we should go.

112. Bring to pass ( to cause to happen – ঘটানো) The famine was brought to pass by the boarders.

113. Brown study (foolish ideas or plans that never come true – ধ্যান মগ্ন হওয়া) The woman is absorbed in brown study.

114. Build castles in the air (cherish foolish ideas or plans that are unlikely to be realized- আকাশকুসুম কল্পনা করা) Do something; do not build castles in the air.

115. Burning question (a subject everybody takes keen interest in- গুরুত্বপূর্ণ প্রশ্ন ) To check a rise in prices is the burning question of the day.

116. By and by (soon- শীঘ্র) The patient will feel better by and by.

117. By chance (incidentally- হটাৎ) I met him by chance on the street.

118. By degrees (gradually-ধীরে ধীরে) By degrees he recovered from a serious illness.

119. By dint of (by means of -উপায়ে), He succeeded in life by dint of hard work.

120. By fair means or foul (gain something anyhow – ন্যায় বা অন্যায় যেভাবেই হোক ) He will achieve his objectives by fair means or foul.

The Idioms and Phrases from 121 – 128

121. By hook or by crook (by fair means or foul, anyhow – যেকোন উপায়েই ) I shall do it by hook or by crook.

122. By fits and starts (impulsively and irregularly – মাঝে মধ্যে খুব উৎসাহ দেখিয়ে) He who reads by fits and starts, cuts a sorry figure in the examination.

123. By leaps and bounds (very rapidly- অতিদ্রুত) The price of rice is going up by leaps and bounds.

124. By means of (by dint of- উপায়ে) You can succeed in life only by means of hard work.

125. By no means (not at all- কিছুতেই না) These goods are by no means satisfactory.

126. By the by (incidentally- কথা প্রসঙ্গে ) By the by he told me of his marriage in secret.

127. By turns (one after another -পর্যায়ক্রমে) Joy and sorrow come by turns.

127. By virtue of (because of- বলে) He claimed a pension by virtue of long military service.

128. By way of (in the form of- উদ্দেশ্যে, স্বরূপ) He carries a stick by way of a weapon.

In this above article, here discuss about around 128 important Idioms and Phrases. For more Idioms and Phrases please visit the next two parts.

02. The third part is: 143 – Important Idioms and Phrases with Bengali Meaning

To conclude

In this above article, we have discussed 128 important idioms and phrases that are collected from the daily newspapers that are used mostly. Please note all these phrases and read attentively to improve your daily English language.

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