a blast from the past

a blast from the past

Someone or something that evokes a sense of nostalgia. Bumping into my old high school sweetheart in the grocery store was a real blast from the past. Wow, I used to have this baseball card when I was kid. What a blast from the past!
See also: blast, past

a blast from the past

something that makes you suddenly remember an earlier time in your life Here's a blast from the past - the 1960s group the Mamas and the Papas were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week.
See also: blast, past

a blast from the past

  (informal)
something that suddenly and strongly makes you remember a previous time in your life Hearing that record again was a real blast from the past.
See blast to kingdom come
See also: blast, past
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