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Idioms and Phrases Meaning in Bengali Part 2

June 2, 2022, 2:22 p.m.

apple of discord (the main cause of quarrel- ঝগড়ার কারণ -n.) A broken toy is the apple of discord among the children.

anything but (not at all — মোটেই না —adv.) His statement is anything but true.

as usual (according to one's habit— যথারীতি, অভ্যাস অনুসারে -adv.) He arrived at school at 8 a. m. as usual.

as a whole (মোটের উপর, সম্পূর্ণ এক মনে করে - adv.) Look at life as a whole and you will see that it is meaningful.

as a rule (নিয়ম অনুসারে -adv.) As a rule, she kept silent in the meeting.

as ill luck would have it (unfortunately- দুর্ভাগ্যবশতঃ -adv.) A child was born to them but, as ill luck would have it, it died when it was eight days old.

as if (as though- যেন -conj.) He behaves as if he were the owner of the house.

as though (as if- যেন - conj.) He behaves as though he were the owner of the house.

as the crow flies (direct - সোজাসুজি - adv.) The station is three kilometers away from here as the crow flies.

as it were (so to say— যেন -adv.) Religion is, as it were, the guide of the mind.

as for (regarding, about- সম্বন্ধে -prep;) As for myself, I am innocent.

as regards (সম্বন্ধে) He knows nothing as regards this occurrence.

as to (about, সম্বন্ধে, বিষয়ে) We decided as to where to go for a walk.

as the case may be (according to the need of the situation- অবস্থা অনুসারে --Adv.) Use this machine as the case may be.

at a loss (puzzled- কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় - adj.) He was at a loss and could not to understand what to say in reply.

at one's wit's end (কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় - Adj.) He was at his wit's end at the sight of the ghost (ভূত).

at all costs (যতই ক্ষতি হোক adv.) He will keep his word (প্রতিজ্ঞা) at all costs.

at all events (whatever many happen--যা-ই ঘটুক না কেন-adv.) At all events, I will see you tomorrow.

at all hazards (in the face of all difficulties- শত বাধা বিপত্তি সত্ত্বেও adv.) I will support your opinion at all hazards.

at all risk (at all hazards) I will support you at all risk.

at a stretch (এক নাগাড়ে, একটানা, without stopping-adv.) He can swim two miles at a stretch.

at best, at the best (at the upper extreme- বড়জোর —adv.) Our life is at best a continuous struggle.

at bottom (really- প্রকৃতপক্ষে, ভেতরে ভেতরে -adv.) Though (যদিও) he looks cruel, he is kind at bottom.