Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

to get carried away

to get carried away
Meaning(s)
1) to take things too far or not stay within expectations or boundaries
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    • let's not get carried away
  • Analysis
    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.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    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!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    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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