Does it mean that you've lost control of yourself that you'II do things you didn't mean to do?

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    Note that the idiom is not just carried away, but get/got carried away.
    – Colin Fine
    May 14, 2020 at 10:48

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In short, yes.

It's a turn of phrase that means you got completely wrapped up in the activity.

Usually it's used as an excuse as to why you're late or didn't get something done!

[Sorry I didn't do the work/ Sorry I'm an hour late] I got carried away playing WoW.

Or it can just mean you went too far with the activity (because you were on a roll or just enjoying it too much.

Sorry I went a bit over-board on the decorations, I got carried away.


  • state examples that are used in ''carried away'' that involve unintentional actions May 14, 2020 at 18:05
  • Both my examples are have unintentional actions?
    – Gamora
    May 14, 2020 at 20:51
  • I mean state more examples May 16, 2020 at 2:05

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