to get carried away

Meaning(s)

1. to take things too far or not stay within expectations or boundaries

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Professional

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let's not get carried away

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If you 'get carried away', it might mean you have taken things too far, usually through over excitement. This phrase implies a loss of control over your behaviour or spending, for example. This phrase can be used in both social and professional contexts.

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  1. I got totally carried away with organising the party and ordered way too much food!
  2. I tend to get carried away when it comes to my home and obsess over little details in the house.
  3. Sometimes I get carried away when I play VR games and forget where I really am!

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  1. It can be easy to get carried away, but we need to keep the big picture in mind.
  2. We did make a mistake and we admit that but let's not get carried away - we did a lot of things right as well.

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