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from way back

from far in the past; from a much earlier time. Grandfather comes from way back. This antique clock is from way back.
See also: back, way

from way back

Since long ago; for a long time. For example, This painting has been in the family from way back, or We know the Smiths from way back. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: back, way