a blast from the past

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a blast from the past

Someone or something that evokes a sense of nostalgia. Bumping into my old high school sweetheart in the grocery store was a real blast from the past. Wow, I used to have this baseball card when I was kid. What a blast from the past!
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a blast from the past

INFORMAL
A blast from the past is something that reminds you of an earlier time. Originally presented between 1988 and 1993, these movies are still funny and a true blast from the past. Cricket legend Allan Border gave fans a blast from the past when played for the Australian team against England in Hobart yesterday.
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a blast from the past

something powerfully nostalgic, especially an old pop song. informal
1997 Time Out N.Y. Tonight's act is a tribute to Curtis Mayfield , featuring three blasts from the past: The Impressions…The Stylistics and The Dramatics.
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a ˌblast from the ˈpast

(informal) a person or thing from your past that you see, hear, meet, etc. again in the present: This song is real blast from the past.
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