Meanings of Phrases -B

2. Meanings of Phrases -B

A list of Some Important Idioms and Phrases


Bad blood (ill feeling, দ্বন্দ্ব)-Now there is bad blood between the two brothers.

Backup – পিছন থেকে সহযোগিতা- support- Her mother gave her financial back up.

Back stairs – গোপন ও অন্যায্য- secret and unfair influence- Although he has failed in the written examination, he is using backstairs influence to get the job.

Bag and baggage (with all belongings, তল্পিতল্পাসহ)—He left the place bag and baggage. [not, with bag and baggage.]

Beat about the bush (talk irrelevantly, অপ্রাসঙ্গিক কথা বলা) —Please come to the point without beating about the bush.

Bed of roses (comfortable condition, ফুলশয্যা)—Life is not a bed of roses.

Bed of thorns (uncomfortable condition, কন্টকশয্যা)—Life is a bed of thorns

Birds of a feather (persons of similar nature, একই চরিত্রের মানুষ)-Birds of a feather flock together.

Beat black and blue (beat severely, বেদমভাবে প্রহার করা)-They beat the thief black and blue.

Beyond reforms –পুনর্গঠন অযোগ্য, Incorrigible – অশোধনীয়- He is totally beyond reforms.

Black sheep (person of bad character, কুলাংগার)—He is a black sheep in his family.

Blue blood –  অভিজাত; noble birth –অভিজাত বা উচ্চ বংশজাত-He is proud of his blue blood.

Bad blood – শত্রুতা, বিদ্বেষ, Animosity   –বিদ্বেষ বা ঘৃণা-He has no bad blood in society.

Beggar description (cannot be described, অবর্ণনাতীত হওয়া) —The beauty of the Taj beggars description.

But for (without ছাড়া) —But for your help I would have failed.

Before long (soon, শীঘ্রই) — He will come before long.

A bolt from the blue (something quite unexpected, বিনা মেঘে বজ্রপাত) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.

By all means (in all possible ways, যেভাবেই হোক)— Try to do it by all means.

By and by (soon, শীঘ্রই)-He will come here by and by.

By the bye (in course of talking, কথাপ্রসংগে) —By the bye I came to know that he was ill.

By chance (by accident, হঠাৎ)— I met him on the way by chance.

By fits and starts (irregularly, অনিয়মিতভাবে)— He reads by fits and starts.

By no means (in no way, কোন ভাবেই না)— I shall by no means call on him.

By hook or by crook ( by fair means or foul, যে ভাবেই হোক) —I must do this work by hook or by crook.

By far (in all respects, সকল দিক দিয়ে) — He is by far the best boy in the class.

By leaps and bounds (very rapidly, দ্রুতগতিতে) The price of rice is increasing by leaps and bounds.

By and large (mostly, অধিকাংশ) — People in our village are by and large farmers.

Bid fair (have the possibility of prospering আশা প্রদান করা)-He bids fair to be a good doctor.       

Big gun (a leading man, বড় মানুষ) — He is a big gun of our locality.

Bird's eye view (a rough idea, ভাসা ভাসা চোখে) — He took a bird's eye view of the flood-stricken area from an aero plane.

Bone of contention (matter of dispute, বিবাদের মূল বিষয়)- The paternal property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.

Book worm (one who always reads books only, বই পড়ুয়া) — Don't be a book worm like Parosh.

Bosom friend (intimate friend, অন্তরঙ্গ বন্ধু)— Parosh is my bosom friend.

Bottom Line-কোনো গুরুত্বপূর্ণ বিষয়/ঘটনা, অথবা সর্বনিম্ন পরিমাণ অর্থ যা ক্রেতা পণ্যের জন্য দিতে কিংবা বিক্রেতা নিতে রাজী থাকে- the essential point- He forgot to mention the bottom line of the matter.

Bring to light (make open, স্পষ্ট হওয়া)— At last all the facts were brought to light

Bring to pass –  কোনো কিছু ঘটা- Cause to happen- When he came, the incident brought to pass.

Bring to book (punish, শাস্তি দেওয়া) — He should be brought to book for his misconduct.

Build castles in the air (indulge in idle vision, আকাশ কুসুম স্বপ্ন দেখা)— Don't idle away your time in building castles in the air.

Burning question (matter of strong debate, জরুরী সমস্যা)—  The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.

Breathe one's last (die, শেষ নিঃশ্বাস ত্যাগ করা)— The old man breathed his last on Sunday last.

By dint of (through, সাহায্যে) —He made a good result by dint of hard labour.

Brown study (fit of reverie, দিবা স্বপ্ন) —He is absorbed in brown study.


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