for old times' sake

for old times' sake

In honor of old memories. I'm going to be late tonight because I'm meeting up with some of my old co-workers—we're getting a drink for old times' sake.
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for ˈold times’ sake

because of pleasant memories of things you did together in the past: I saw John Smith today. I hadn’t seen him for years. We had a drink together for old times’ sake.I lent him the money for old times’ sake.
See also: old, sake
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When Bob spotted what he thought was a similar model, in bits, at a bike rally recently, he snapped it up for old times' sake.
Until that old album comes on again, and then we're all allowed a singalong - just for old times' sake.
He's taking Woody (Tom Hanks) with him for old times' sake, but the other toys are bound for the attic in a black bin liner.
Once a year, we all still get together and put mayonnaise in our hair for old times' sake.
You can bring that voter registration card for old times' sake, but you won't need it.
So when I heard that the firm was opening a restaurant at the same site, I had to pay a visit with the hubby for old times' sake.
With the odd expletive thrown in for old times' sake.
Apparently, Salman has grown fond of all of them and wants a get together for old times' sake.
Just for old times' sake, do you think he's trying for another Nine-in-a-Row?
We might come back in five years' time and may do something together for old times' sake because we know we'll want to.
forlorn, thought the communications director, and he thought of kindling a fire in the grill, for old times' sake, but the other guests were shucking their coats and moving briskly toward the kitchen, so he followed them.
Though Ovitz has no official job these days, he was apparently invited for old times' sake.
He still has only to walk onto the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House to get a welcoming round of applause demanded partly for old times' sake but also for his sheer present presence.
Charley still puts up a couple of strands of Hoferts for old times' sake, but you can tell his heart's not really into it.
Maybe Billy Crystal could do a cameo for old times' sake.