be/get carried away


: to be so excited that one is no longer in control of one's behavior
I shouldn't have behaved like that. I just got carried away.
They allowed themselves to be carried away by fear.

Examples of be/get carried away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One fan calmly allowed security to walk him off field, but the other kept waving his hands, kicking and flailing to get the 25-year-old star athlete's attention and had to be carried away by three guards. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 29 Aug. 2023 Finally, don’t get carried away with the orbital sander. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2023 Instead of letting yourself be carried away by temptations, find your focus. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 22 July 2023 And, despite the shooting display by the Bucks, let's not get carried away. Emmett Prosser, Journal Sentinel, 19 Apr. 2023 An attorney with the division of advertising practices at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is warning businesses hawking A.I. products not to get carried away in their claims. David Meyer, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2023 Sunday night’s celebration appeared to get carried away when some Eagles fans were shown on video riding the back bumper of an ambulance as medics sought to aid an unconscious person, according to the Twitter feed of a local television reporter. Jeré Longman, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2023 Based on the 2016 real-life trial of a Senegalese Frenchwoman who allowed her 15-month-old baby to get carried away by the tide in Berck-sur-Mer, France, Alice Diop’s feature film debut, Saint Omer unpacks the madness of motherhood. Aramide Tinubu, Essence, 29 Dec. 2022 Before you get carried away with favoriting pretty homes on Zillow, see what's financially feasible. Becca Stanek, The Week, 12 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Be/get carried away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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