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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
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Maybe at the end of the season if we'd won every game we could get carried away, but at the moment the squad is level headed.
Loads of positives, but after the season we had last year and the way we all felt at times, nobody is getting carried away.
But you can never get too carried away with things.
Reports suggest at least twelve people were wounded in the attack, with the footage showing one young boy being carried away from the rubble.
The Jackal, MalvernLet's get carried away We should get carried away by Frankel.
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.
HULL KR coach Justin Morgan refused to get carried away after his side moved to within a point of engage Super League leaders St Helens with a 36-28 win over Warrington in the last match of the Magic Weekend in Edinburgh.
IRELAND coach Declan Kidney was not getting carried away after watching his side thrash Canada in his first match in charge of the national team.
And the amiable Yorkshireman insisted he would not be getting carried away and would keep his feet firmly on the ground insisting there was a long way to go if he was to accomplish his dream with his club this season - to secure their passage to the Barclays Premier League.
The trouble is you get carried away and plant so much you can't cope.
Indeed, one might say Traub gets carried away by his admiration for the former secretary general.
LONG BEACH -- Birmingham of Lake Balboa might be getting a little carried away with their mentality to challenge all the best teams.
enthusiastically working on his Boy Scout merit badge in atomic energy, got a little carried away .
Caption: "My hairdresser and makeup artist got a little carried away.