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What does this idiom mean: to be into something?



 
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What does this idiom mean: to be into something? #1 (permalink) Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:32 am   What does this idiom mean: to be into something?
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #7 "English Prepositions", question 2

Are you up to the game of cricket or doesn't it interest you in the slightest?

(a) up to
(b) of
(c) in the slightest

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #7 "English Prepositions", answer 2

Are you into the game of cricket or doesn't it interest you in the slightest?

Correct entry: into
The error was: (a) up to
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is in the slightest the correct answer for this questions?

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What does this idiom mean: to be into something? #2 (permalink) Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:52 am   What does this idiom mean: to be into something?
 

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is in the slightest the correct answer for this questions?

I'm afraid, no :(

Could I say: Are you up for the game of cricket or doesn't it interest you in the slightest, i.e. could I use "be up for"

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What does this idiom mean: to be into something? #3 (permalink) Tue Apr 10, 2007 23:16 pm   What does this idiom mean: to be into something?
 

To be into something is to be interested in it or to like it very much: Are you into (the game of) cricket?

Now the question 'Are you up for a game of cricket' would refer to one particular match, not to cricket in general.
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