I have a vague memory of an idiom involving "turn me into" and hobbies, but I can't find it on dictionaries online. Maybe I'm using a wrong word?

"My friend turned me into DJing" would mean that my friend got me interested in DJing.

Does this idiom exist? Can you find it in Merriam Webster or any other online dictionary?

1 Answer 1


You're thinking of "turn him on to," as in "My friend turned me on to DJing."

turn (someone) on to (something) (MWD)

to cause (someone) to use or become interested in (something) for the first time

  • 2
    Perhaps OP is mixing “turn on to something” with “to be into something”
    – Stefan
    Aug 2, 2020 at 20:45
  • 6
    @Stefan He could also be thinking of "He got me into something" which is a reasonable way of saying "He got me interested in something". You can use "He turned me into an or a X" in this way but X has to be a noun for a practitioner of the activity. That is you can say "He turned me into a cyclist" but not "He turned me into cycling"
    – BoldBen
    Aug 2, 2020 at 21:23

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.