be into something
{v. phr.}, {informal} To have taken something up partly as a nobby, partly as a serious interest of sorts (basically resulting from the new consciousness and self-realization movement that originated in the late Sixties). * /Roger's wife is into women's liberation and women's consciousness./ * /Did you know that Syd is seriously into transcendental meditation?/ * /Jack found out that his teenage son is into pot smoking and gave him a serious scolding./

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  • (be) into something — be ˈinto sth idiom (informal) to be interested in sth in an active way • He s into surfing in a big way. Main entry: ↑intoidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be into something — {v. phr.}, {informal} To have taken something up partly as a nobby, partly as a serious interest of sorts (basically resulting from the new consciousness and self realization movement that originated in the late Sixties). * /Roger s wife is into… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • (be) into somebody for something — be ˈinto sb for sth idiom (US, informal) to owe sb money or be owed money by sb • By the time he d fixed the leak, I was into him for $500. • The bank was into her for $100 000 …   Useful english dictionary

  • be\ into\ smth — v. phr. informal To have taken something up partly as a hobby, partly as a serious interest of sorts (basically resulting from the new consciousness and self realization movement that originated in the late Sixties). Roger s wife is into women s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Get into Something — Infobox Album Name = Get Into Something Type = Album Artist = The Isley Brothers Released = 1970 Recorded = A R Studios, New York, 1969 Genre = Funk/soul Label = T Neck/Buddah Records Length = 39:36 Producer = Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley Reviews …   Wikipedia

  • break into something — break into (something) 1. to begin suddenly to do something. Then he broke into a run and we just couldn t catch him. Onishi broke into sobs and covered his eyes with a handkerchief. 2. to enter a place by using force. His apartment has been… …   New idioms dictionary

  • dissolve into something — dissolve into (something) 1. to end in an unpleasant or disorderly way. The discussion quickly dissolved into nasty accusations about her business dealings. Usage notes: often said about something that has begun pleasantly or without disagreement …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall into something — ˈfall into sth derived to be able to be divided into sth • My talk falls naturally into three parts. Main entry: ↑fallderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • want into something — ˌwant ˈin | ˌwant ˈin/ˈinto sth derived (informal) to want to be involved in sth • He wants in on the deal. Main entry: ↑wantderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • suck (someone) into (something) — to cause someone to become involved in something or do something. I got sucked into their argument because I was a friend of the family. I didn t return the salesman s phone calls because I didn t want to be sucked in. Usage notes: usually used… …   New idioms dictionary

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