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103 Motorcycles
Howard is a motorcycle enthusiast. He talks about his bike and hitting the road.

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how's it going

Hey, how's it going, Howard?

'How's it going?' is an informal way to ask "How are you?"  We use this when talking to our friends or people we know well.  Notice the following:

  1. When he saw me in the hall, he asked me how it was going.
  2. "How's it going?" asked my brother.

really into

I heard that you're really into motorcycles.

If you are really interested in motorcycles you are 'really into them.' Notice the following:

  1. She was really into fashion when she was younger.
  2. They were really into Italian food for a while.

all over

I've been all over the East Coast of the United States.

To have been 'all over' the East Coast is to have visited many different locations in different states.  Notice the following:

  1. We have friends all over the country.
  2. He has been all over the world in the last three years.

fraternity

Bikers are a special kind of fraternity.

A 'fraternity' is a group of people with common interests or goals.  We also use this word to describe clubs for men at university.  Notice the following:

  1. She was in the Chemistry fraternity in college.
  2. They formed a sort of fraternity to talk about cars.

very close

Every biker knows each other and we're all very close.

If two people are 'very close' they are good friends and know each other very well.  Notice the following:

  1. They were very close in high school.
  2. She and her sister have never been very close.