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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.
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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.
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be/get carried aˈway

be/get very excited or lose control of your feelings: I got carried away and started shouting at the television.
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TIPPERARY manager Liam Sheedy has warned that his charges cannot get carried away by early season success in the Waterford Crystal Cup.
The nation wants to get carried away. We've suffered enough disappointment on sports fields all over the world.