Wu Ting
How would you interpret the phrase “we were really getting into it” in the context? How would you interpret the phrase “we were really getting into it” in the last but one sentence? I guess it means they were making love, right? Thank you. PS: the excerpt is taken from “Goodman” written by an Israeli author, Etgar Keret. the context: About six months ago, in this armpit town outside Austin, Texas, Mickey Goodman of Tel Aviv killed a seventy-year-old minister and his wife. Goodman shot them in their sleep at point-blank range. To this day nobody knows how he got into the apartment, but he must have had a key. The whole story sounds too far out. I mean, how does a guy with no record, an Israeli paratrooper, just get up one morning and put a slug into the heads of two people he’s never even met, in some armpit town in Texas—and someone called Goodman no less. The night they announced it on the news, I didn’t even know, because I was with Alma at the movies. Later, in bed, we were really getting into it when suddenly she started crying. I stopped right away, ’cause I thought I was hurting her, but she said I should go on, and that her crying was a good sign actually.
Jun 11, 2019 3:24 PM
Answers · 3
Right, you have correctly interpreted that sentence! "To get into (something)" is a phrasal verb that means to start enjoying an activity or subject, or to start doing an activity.
June 11, 2019
Your interpretation is correct in this case. "getting into it" has many uses, and they aren't all positive. For example, it could mean "starting to fight".
June 11, 2019
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