echo back to

echo back to (something)

To reference something that has already been said or established. And that line echos back to what her father told her earlier in the book.
See also: back, echo

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.
See also: back, echo
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The sound waves (vibrating energy waves) created by their calls bounce off prey and echo back to the bat.
Did the scene echo back to that earlier meeting when Peter had been skunked before?