echo back to (something)

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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.
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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.
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As they wander through woods at night those fairies can take on a playful aspect but they are also incredibly sinister as they pull the heads off dolls and whisper echoes back to the lovers.
Of course, when sculpture in the form of clothing is compared to, say, a present-day painting of a horse, a similar artistic problem does rear its head, in this case a sentimental neigh that echoes back to the hollows of Lascaux.