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from way back

From a relatively long time ago. Wow, that vintage pendant must come from way back! Oh sure, George and I know each other from way back.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

from way back

from far in the past; from a much earlier time. Grandfather comes from way back. This antique clock is from way back.
See also: back, way
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

from way back

Since long ago; for a long time. For example, This painting has been in the family from way back, or We know the Smiths from way back. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: back, way
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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