be/get carried away

be carried away

To become excessive in one's enthusiasm, excitement, zeal, etc. Sorry, I was a little carried away there—I just love talking about my favorite artists!
See also: away, carry

get carried away

1. To become excessive in one's enthusiasm, excitement, zeal, etc., especially in conversation. She started getting carried away during her story, frantically describing every detail of what happened. Sorry, I got a little carried away there—I just love talking about my favorite artists!
2. To do something to an extreme or excessive degree, especially unintentionally. Wow, it seems our interior designer got a little carried away. I mean, how many pairs of decorative antlers does one house need? I was just planning to clean the bathroom, but I got carried away and did all the windows and the floors, too.
See also: away, carry, get
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get carried away

Fig. to be overcome by emotion or enthusiasm (in one's thinking or actions). Calm down, Jane. Don't get carried away. Here, Bill. Take this money and go to the candy store, but don't get carried away.
See also: away, carry, get
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

be/get carried aˈway

be/get very excited or lose control of your feelings: I got carried away and started shouting at the television.
See also: away, carry, get
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