go back a long way

go back a long way

To have known someone for a very long time. Oh, Caitlin and I go back a long way—we've been friends since kindergarten, in fact!
See also: back, long, way

go back a long way

mainly BRITISH or

go way back

mainly AMERICAN
If two or more people go back a long way, they have been friends for a very long time. We go back a long way, and she's always kept in touch, always been there for me. This here is Dan Parker. We go way back.
See also: back, long, way