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carried away

1. Overly engrossed in one's enthusiasm, excitement, etc., to the point of making an excessive display of it. Sorry, I got a little carried away there—I just love talking about my favorite artists!
2. Having done something to an extreme or excessive degree, especially by unintentional incremental expansion of the original activity. Wow, it seems our interior designer got a little carried away. I mean, how many pairs of decorative antlers does one house need?
See also: away, carry

carry away

1. To cause one to become overly engrossed in one's enthusiasm, excitement, etc., to the point of making an excessive display of it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "away." Sorry to ramble for so long—the subject of art just carries me away!
2. To steal something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "away." I think someone carried away our new porch furniture—it's nowhere in sight! Ethel forgot to put that expensive necklace in the safe, and one of the party guests carried it away.
3. To physically move someone or something away from a certain location. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "away." Luckily, the lifeguard was able to rescue Dan after the current carried him away.
See also: away, carry
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We are in the quarter finals of the cup and we won't get carried away and we won't get carried away in the league, they were two disappointing results in the league but there is still a long way to go.
And we are not getting carried away by last week's game.
At home, one sometimes does tend to get carried away and make more than required.
He said: "We know there will be a huge build-up, but as professional football players we can't get carried away.
In last week's column an article headlined 'Let's not get too carried away now' suggested that the first round of Super League matches may not prove indicative of how the season as a whole will pan out.
Mark Burchill saw his rampant Livingston side run riot to blow the Championship survival race wide open but refused to get carried away with his side's shock win.
DAMIEN DELANEY insists no one at Crystal Palace is getting too carried away after two Premier League wins in a row under new manager Alan Pardew.
On Sept 26, the court heard her apology, saying that they "just got carried away.
STEVE Watson says that Blues will not get carried away as their excellent pre-season continued.
During his speech at the University of Kent said: "One of the problems with our work is that we have been carried away with massive enthusiasms in reproduction.
Wounded Afghan policeman is carried away from site of explosion, Kabul, May 24, 2013.
The video showed several vehicles on fire and buildings destroyed, with people being carried away from the scene for medical treatment.
This has prompted fears that he might get carried away and suffer a setback in recovery.
EMILE HESKEY is adamant ASTON VILLA will not allow themselves to be carried away by their surge up the Premier League table.