roll back the years

roll back the years

1. To perform at an exceptionally high level despite no longer being young and in one's prime. (Used especially in reference to athletes.) O'Connor, playing his 15th championship match in this league, rolled back the years and stood out as one of the best players on the pitch. Will the retired skater, seeking a gold medal after all this time, be able to roll back the years and keep step with the competition?
2. To induce a sense or state of nostalgia; to be reminiscent of or make people think about the past. Wow, those bell-bottom pants you're wearing really roll back the years to the 1970s. Hearing this song again rolls back the years to a time when I was young and carefree.
See also: back, roll, year
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CLUBBERS can roll back the years tomorrow night when a new club celebrates a famous venue which put Coventry on the map.
Dubliner Ken Doherty will roll back the years against fellow veteran Tony Drago, while Leo Fernandez takes on Scot John Higgins, whilst Fergal O'Brien plays Malaysia's Thor Chuan Leong and David Morris meets Michael Georgiou.
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GRANDPARENTS are being urged to roll back the years and show the youngsters how it's done at this years rock 'n' roll pantomime Dick Whittington.
SOLIHULL Moors will aim to roll back the years with a reunion of players and officials from both Moor Green and Solihull Borough.
Choice 10 YEARS YOUNGER: THE CHALLENGE Channel 4, 5pm In each episode of this new, revamped series, Myleene Klass meets two women with a shared goal: to roll back the years.
The former England captain will roll back the years when he pulls on the famous Three Lions jersey aiming to raise pounds 1m for charity.
IAN HARTE continued to roll back the years as Carlisle shot down the Seagulls.
Perhaps he's trying to roll back the years," The Daily Star quoted an onlooker as saying.
The team used all the tricks of the trade to roll back the years, and, 18 months on, the women talk about how the show changed their lives.
FORMER pupils and teachers from Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough, are being invited to roll back the years at a reunion.
It's a pity he couldn't roll back the years and play in this excellent team.
David Coulthard aims to roll back the years in this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
Fo, while it was only a tenner for a ticket to see Berti Vogts' team lose 2-1 to Romania at Hampden last week, it will cost you pounds 15 to roll back the years.
The golden oldie continued to roll back the years in Cardiff yesterday by thumping Marco Fu 6-3 in the Welsh Open.