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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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Venus's serve is the fastest and the best in the women's game, peaking at 125mph.Has that little more speed around the net and is more willing to run in behind her serve.Has edge in consistency and variety, notably on grass, and can mix her shots up.Often a crude two-handed affair which can sometimes let her down.Copes well with big occasions and rarely gets carried away.Serena's not far behind, touching 119mph, but slightly more consistent while lacking Venus's flair.Even less willing to come in, but with her forehand accuracy she does not need to.Leans more towards power and can blast lesser opponents off court.Gives it slightly more power and can use it to greater effect.More emotional, attitude sometimes lets her down.SERVE
POOR old EastEnder Frank Butcher gets carried away when his ex-wife Pat tells him tonight she won't take him back even "gift-wrapped in your birthday suit and revolving bow tie".
Glaswegian Nick, 36, admits he gets carried away in a kitchen, lets things burn and has accidents.