The word "like" is controversial in English. Some young people use it a lot while speaking, while other people think it makes those people sound stupid.

In the example above, the speaker uses "like" in the middle of the sentence to emphasize the word "hard core". Here are some more examples of that:

That's, like, the biggest one I've ever seen!

Our flight back was, like, 18 hours long!

This phrase appears in these lessons: