It is easy to get carried away with the comic potential of the Batista drama.
At one point he got carried away with himself, and asked a witness if he had actually seen a bullet go into a detainee.
He can get carried away, as we saw in his declaration that health care reform was a BFD.
At one point during his speech, a participant is heard saying off camera, “Danny, no need to get carried away.”
One night the crowd in the border town of McAllen, Texas, was so excited Clinton nearly got carried away—literally.
In either case, erosion has carried away its walls and filled up the channel leading from it, and thus obliterated its site.
At length, carried away by impatience, I reprimanded him publicly.
By this time it was high tide; embroidered coats and silk sashes were lost; many hats, too, had been carried away by the waves.
In despair he looked at her as she flew along, as if carried away by the blast.
I went down afterwards, however, when help had come and the dying man had been carried away--by a friar, Marcos!
early 14c., from Anglo-French carier "to transport in a vehicle" or Old North French carrier "to cart, carry" (Modern French charrier), from Gallo-Romance *carrizare, from Late Latin carricare, from Latin carrum (see car).
Meaning "take by force" is from 1580s. Sense of "gain victory in an election" is from 1610s. Of sound, "to be heard at a distance" by 1896. Carrying capacity is attested from 1836. Carry on "continue to advance" is from 1640s; carryings-on "questionable doings" is from 1660s. Carry-castle (1590s) was an old descriptive term for an elephant.
c.1600, "vehicle for carrying," from carry (v.). U.S. football sense attested by 1949.
[fr the 1920s phrase carry iron, ''to be armed'']