Idiom: To be wild
Meaning: To have a strong,
almost uncontrollable, liking to someone or something.
Context #1 – Someone has fallen in
Matt:Leslie, I have
something to confess.
Leslie: Okay, what is
Matt: Well, we’ve been spending a lot of time
together these days, and well, what I’m trying to say is I’m kind of wild
Leslie: Oh Matt, I
feel exactly the same way. I can’t stop
thinking about you all the time.
Matt: Really? I’m so happy to hear that
because I feel that way too. I really
like you and just want to spend all my time with you.
Context #2 – Talking about baseball
Don: I love
baseball season. There’s nothing better
than a good ballgame.
Summer: I know. Every year you say the same thing. Why are you so wild about baseball?
Don: Everyone I
know likes baseball. I’ve been watching
and playing baseball since I can remember.
The games, the players, the food, the atmosphere can make your entire
day fantastic. I’m more than wild about it, baseball is life.
Summer: I guess I
can’t argue with that. Besides, baseball
has become popular in many countries now.
idiom “wild about” means to like something very much. Being wild about something means you can like
something to an extreme, for a brief or extended time.