echo back to
echo back to (something)
To reference something that has already been said or established. And that line echoes back to what her father told her earlier in the book.
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echo back to something
[for something] to recall something similar in the past. This idea echoes back to the end of the last century, when people thought this way.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.