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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.
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echo with something

 
1. . Lit. [for a large space] to resound with the echoing sounds of a loud noise. The cathedral echoed with the sounds of the organ. The valley echoed with the sound of horses' hooves.
2. Fig. [for something] to have reminders of something. (Literary and very limited.) My thoughts echoed with the sounds of spring. The room echoed with happier days.
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cheer somebody to the echo

  (British old-fashioned)
to shout and clap a lot in order to support someone The team captain was cheered to the echo when he was presented with the cup.
See also: cheer, echo
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The lecturer, who was suitably old and archaeological-looking, had to march around the lecture theatre trying to find the source of the snores - not as easy as it sounds in a big, echoey lecture theatre.
I think those echoey places with the high windows will remain with me forever.
Like Byrd's more successful venture as keyboardist for the United States of America, the Field Hippies locked his echoey, electronic noises into a production more recognizably of its moment.
The once-grand rooms are empty and echoey but still imposing and popular for weddings
They say the levels given in the survey are far from representative ( especially as they were taken in the echoey underpass on the A167 Central Motorway leading to the Tyne Bridge.
But the title track here affirms discovery of new parts of Goulding's make-up, starting in acoustic guitar troubadour mode before being lifted aloft into an echoey other world.
Instrumental tracks are often self-indulgent, but Panic is a gem, revolving around an echoey, melancholic guitar line with electro beats.
He said that the atmosphere is very echoey in the stadium - very similar to a sports hall - and communication can be difficult.
It is a 60s garage rocker that's amazing because of her echoey vocals, Nick Parker's buzz saw guitar and Gregor Donaldson's Maureen Tucker tribal drums.
But any rehearsals held in an echoey church hall or large building posed a problem.
BUILT around the piano and echoey voice of Stephen McLaren, the Edinburgh trio Collar Up veer from twee pop to the Beach Boys.
The equation of the wail of that contraption + hot air + a confined, echoey space was never going to balance up happily.
The labs are quite echoey with hard surfaces which makes it difficult to make a sound.