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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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He added: "It has been a great start but there are some very tough games in the month ahead and I am not getting carried away.
The two were carried away by their suddenly fainthearted accomplices.
I don't want to get too carried away about sites based in the land of my great grandfathers but this is the work of one bloke with a bit of financial support from far too few Scots practices and some sponsorship.
Next time your church organist gets carried away and plays too long or too slowly, just think of Halberstadt and count your blessings.
Two hundred feet above the ground, electricians for Olsson Industrial, Jeff Jacobson (above left) and Dana Gillespie, let loose of a broken 50-pound light assembly as it is carried away by a Weyerhaeuser helicopter.
LYN JONES wore the smile of a happy man after his first victory over his former club Llanelli but he refused to get carried away with his side's impressive performance.
Carried away with bellicose exhilaration, Argentine general Iberico Saint-Jean cried: "We are winning the third world war
In the accident, 18 campers were carried away by the rain-swollen Kurokura River in the town of Yamakita as local firefighters tried to rescue them from a riverside campground.
Tabloid-sized newsletters often tend to get carried away with graphic bells and whistles that leave the reader wondering where to start reading, but Health & Science Quarterly resists that in favor of respecting its readers by giving them a sophisticated and eminently readable publication.
Fifty-three percent of people get carried away with gift purchases and overspend," said Marianne Gray, President of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Fort Worth, "as a result a cash-flow crunch in January will occur.
But friends at his local pub will not let him get carried away with his new-found stardom.
We are not going to get carried away by what happened last week.
SIMON MIGNOLET says Liverpool will not get carried away ahead of Sunday's showdown with Manchester United.
He said: "We know there will be a huge build-up, but as professional football players we can't get carried away.
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.