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 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.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • go deep into smth — • go deep(ly) into (details, particulars, question, problem, evidence, etc.) to examine carefully …   Idioms and examples

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  • talk one into doing smth — • to talk one into doing smth • to talk one out of doing smth (from Idioms in Speech) to persuade (to dissuade) somebody to do something Edna talked him into going, said Tony. (M. Wilson) He acted immediately and calmly. Bunder would never, of… …   Idioms and examples

  • talk one out of doing smth — • to talk one into doing smth • to talk one out of doing smth (from Idioms in Speech) to persuade (to dissuade) somebody to do something Edna talked him into going, said Tony. (M. Wilson) He acted immediately and calmly. Bunder would never, of… …   Idioms and examples

  • run into — 1) add up to, total If you decide to stay in nice hotels during your holiday it will run into a lot of money. 2) mix with, join with During the hot weather the red paint on the roof ran into the white paint. 3) be affected by, get into He ran… …   Idioms and examples

  • talk\ into — v 1. To get (someone) to agree to; make (someone) decide on (doing smth) by talking; persuade to. Used with a verbal noun. Bob talked us into walking home with him. Compare: talk over(2). Contrast: talk out of 2. To cause to be in or to get into… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take into account — • take into account • take into consideration (smth) remember and consider Please take into account that she has only been studying French for a few weeks. to include as one of the important factors or things connected with a question,… …   Idioms and examples

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