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    'to get carried away'

    Hi all,
    May I have some synonyms for this phrasal verb please? (Any possible term and expression.)





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    Re: 'to get carried away'

    Well, after a somewhat embarrassing episode, the details of which are irrelevant, I was once carted away by the police.

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    Question Re: 'to get carried away'

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Well, after a somewhat embarrassing episode, the details of which are irrelevant, I was once carted away by the police.

    Thank you a lot. Would that mean "to be so excited that you can't control you feelings"?

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    Re: 'to get carried away'

    When explaining the incident in court, I lost control of my feelings, and said one or two things that I should have kept to myself.

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    Re: 'to get carried away'

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    Thank you a lot. Would that mean "to be so excited that you can't control you feelings"?
    Yes, for post #4. In post #2, I was literally carried away.

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    Re: 'to get carried away'

    "To get carried away" is to overreact to a situation or to go beyond what is prudent. Like the man who proposes marriage to a woman on the first date. Or the person who decides he wants to learn how to play guitar and buys all kinds of expensive equipment before he knows whether he will be successful.

    Or the couple who meet in Vegas and wake up after a long night of drinking to find themselves married.

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    Re: 'to get carried away'

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "To get carried away" is to overreact to a situation or to go beyond what is prudent. Like the man who proposes marriage to a woman on the first date.
    No that's not "carried away" that's "creepy psycho"


    "to be overexcited/overenthusiastic" works for me
    or a colloquial term "to be over-enthused"

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