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.
See also: back, carry
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
So pray tell him that the world contains more land than water, and when he has heard your judgment I will carry him back and dump him into his pool, where I hope he will be more modest in the future."
Lloyd then slung his rifle and managed to get the officer across his shoulder to carry him back. Lloyd was a small man and the officer was a good two stone heavier than him, and it must have taxed his strength to the utmost to have carried him back over that uneven ground.
Volunteer Martin Jones got out and clambered 30ft up the cliff to reach a shaken Scrappy and carry him back down.
Ex-Brady Bunch actor Christopher Knight had to carry him back on his shoulder and put him to bed.
The helicopter was scrambled from RAF Leconfield, East Yorks, after paramedics said they couldn't carry him back down the steps.
This business of standing over a player who has dropped on a loose ball and refusing to tackle him until he gets to his knees so you can then pick him up and carry him back is nonsense.
And he told Liverpool fans in a video clip which later surfaced on the internet that he would "carry him back" to Anfield.