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.
See also: back, echo
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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?