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Idiom of the week – Get/be carried away

Posted by englishlessons on February 25, 2013

Definition:

be overcome by emotion or enthusiasm and take things too far

Examples:

She originally went shopping for just one pair of jeans, but she got carried away and purchased ten new outfits.

He started exercising to lose weight, but he got carried away, and he injured himself.

Picture it:

Picture being lifted up and moved by something very strong

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