carry (one) back

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carry (one) back

To cause one to think of or remember someone or something from one's past. Wow, that lullaby just carries me back to my childhood.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

carry someone back (to some time)

to return someone, mentally, to a former time; to remind someone of an earlier time. This carries me back to the times of knights and jousting. This article about the Sixties really carries me back.
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carry something back

to take something back to where it came from. Did you bring this here? If so, carry it back. Please carry back the empty box after you take out all the books.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"It's a curious story; it carries us back to medieval times, when faith was a living thing!"
This study demonstrates the power of a professional historian to absorb primary sources and then relay events in a way that carries us back to the very city in which the tragedy, such as it was, occurred.
At its best, old iron is a vehicle that carries us back. Enjoy the journey!
Your GRIT certainly carries us back in time, to a period so important in the forming of our country's true spirit and value.