get caught up in something

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[Motivation]
두뇌는 한번에 두가지 생각을 못한다고 한다.
그래서 하나에 집중을 하면, 다른 것에 신경을 쓸 수가 없다.
이런 멀티테스킹을 못하는 두뇌의 기능을 잘 대변해주는 표현이있는데….
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Quite often, I got so caught up in the details that I failed to see the bigger picture..
[Phrase]
(be/get) caught up in X:
크게 두가지 의미로 사용된다:
  1. (활동·생각에) 사로잡히다, 열중케 하다, 몰두시키다 (그래서 다른것에 집중을 못하는).  ==> deeply involved with something; participating actively or closely in something
  2. (군중·사건 등에) 휘말리다 ==> become involved in (something that one had not intended to become involved in):
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I often get caught up in my own thoughts…
[From Movies]
  • Don’t get caught up in the lockstep of society’s expectations. (Fire Up!)
  • Sometimes I get so caught up in the moment. ( Battle of Shaker Heights)
  • But a lot of good kids get caught up in this kind of trouble. ( Freddy vs. Jason)
  • It’s good to get caught up… in the feeling of something, the aura. I mean, if everything could be reduced… to verbalizable facts…  (Tadpole)
  • Well, I´m sure you have too much common sense to get caught up in all that (Win A Date With Tad Hamilton)
  • You give an inch here, you give an inch there, you get caught up in the game. And then you realize that the system that you’re trying to change- it changed you. ( Law Abiding Citizen)
[From News]
  • Italian Oil Giant Caught Up in Corruption Investigation (NYT)
  • They are caught up in a fierce price war: even the posh ones, such as Waitrose, promise to match competitors’ prices. (Economist)
  • International forces occasionally find themselves caught up in local disputes.  (Ecnomist)
[From Twitter]
  • caught up in my feelings
  • Be so caught up in your life that you don’t have time to judge anyone else 
  • I have so much I want to talk about.. But everyone is caught up in everything else, so there’s no one here to listen and  help.
[Video] – 실제로 어떻게 쓰이는지 보라

[Comments]
(IMPORTANT) caught up with라는   표현이 있는데, caught up with 와  caught up in 은 완전 의미가 다른 표현이다.
  • Caught up in work = engrossed, preoccupied and absorbed in  = 일에 완전 몰두 된
    • “I was caught up in work can mean that you are swamped with work and are not noticing the things around you.”
  • Caught up with work = up to date with, on schedule, having been behind but now free of any back-log = 일을 따라 잡은
    • “I was caught up with work means that you have done all of your work and you are not behind with your work.”
[Extra]
Practice observing your feelings instead of getting caught up in them
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