Acid test (a hard test) To become a member of parliament is an acid test for him.
Trump card ( final stroke for winning) We should use trump card in the end.
A sleeping partner (idle but beneficiary partner) There are a few sleeping partners in their business firm.
Thinktank (decision maker) Mr. Rakib is a thinktank of this political party.
Ad hoc (contractual) His job was an ad hoc basis.
Dos and don’ts (rules of behaviour) An officer must abide by dos and don’ts of the organisation.
Dead end job (a job not having any future) We will not engage ourselves in any dead end job.
Dead letter (invalid document) The agreement is dead letter now.
Lion’s share (major part) Owners get the lion’s share of profit.
Burning question (important matter) Economic development should be the burning question for us.
Bottom line (essential point) What is the bottom line of this letter?
Grey area (not clearly defined) The corporate social responsibility of an organisation is a grey area.
Cold reception (unhearty welcome) He was awarded cold reception there.
French leave (remain absent without permission) An employee can’t enjoy french leave in a multinational organisation.
ABC (elementary knowledge) I do not know the ABC of drawing.
The three R’s (elementary education) The girl learnt the three R’s at her home.
Heart and soul (earnestly) Runa tried heart and soul to get GPA-5.
Do or die (try heart and soul) We must do or die to be BCS cadres.
At any cost (regardless of difficulty) The opposition party wants to realize demand at any cost.
All out efforts (as much as possible) We have employed all out efforts to do the work in time.
Drop out (discontinue) Many primary school students drop out because of poverty.
Off hand (without preparation) We should not sit for exams off hand.
Bird brain (stupid) As he is a bird brain, he cannot understand this.
Block head (stupid) We will not quarrel with a block head like him.
Book worm ( studious) Dina is a book worm.
Know-how (practical knowledge) An electrician has the know-how to repair electric lines.
Learn by heart (to memorise) Learn this poem by heart.
Skim through ( memorise without understanding)
Slip of the tongue (a minor error in speech) This mistake was the slip of the tongue.
At present (now) At present, Pijus is in the USA.
Now-a-days- We are very busy now-a-days.
All day long (The whole day) He was busy all day long yesterday.
Day to day (daily) The prices of essential day to day commodities are increasing
Day after day (every day without a break) Day and night (memgq- all the time) A problem baby cries day and night.
Gala day (a day of rejoice) It was a gala day for the university students.
Rainy day (in danger) Most of the people leave us in rainy day.
Rag day (a funny and charming day of an educational institute) The students of the university made a lot of fun on the rag day.
Red letter day (a memorable day) The 16th December is a red letter day to the people of Bangladesh.
Dog days (the hottest days) We experience dog days in April.
Every other day ( every alternative day) We go there every other day.
Year after year (for many years) They have been living in this place year after year.
Call it a day (stop working) They called it for the day and went to their house.
Carry the day (win) We do not know which team will carry the day.
All in all (supreme/self-sufficient) Ratul is all in all in this office
All rounder (someone who is good at many different things) Sakib Al Hasan is a all rounder.
Big guns (masterminds) They are big guns of the society.
Small fry (unimportant person) A small fry like him cannot do anything.
Dark horse (unknown person) People did not vote for him as he was a dark horse in the area.
Slow coach (lazy person) A slow coach like him cannot finish the work in time.
Black sheep (a good for nothing person) Mirjafar was a black sheep.
Good for nothing (useless) The man standing there is good for nothing.
Man of word (the man who keeps promise) He is a man of word.
Man of world (secular) Mr. Rakib is a man of world.
Man of letters ( a learned man) Prof. Sirajul Islam is a man of letters.
Man of parts (a worldly person) A man of parts shines in life.
Bull-headed (obstinate) He was a bull-headed leader.
Yellow dog (timid)A yellow dog is afraid of adventure.
Jack of all traders (a man who pretends to know everything) As he is a jack of all traders, we avoided him.
Fair and square (honest) We are not always fair and square in our work.