echo back to

echo back to something

[for something] to recall something similar in the past. This idea echoes back to the end of the last century, when people thought this way.
See also: back, echo
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The sound waves (vibrating energy waves) created by their calls bounce off prey and echo back to the bat.
For these and many other memories, I echo back to him his famous salutation: "Power to you, Roger
Did the scene echo back to that earlier meeting when Peter had been skunked before?
From artists whose rock-n-roll roots echo back to the spirit of the original festival - to the most progressive and innovative artists of the moment - Woodstock 99 stays true to the Woodstock ideology of capturing a generation and its music.