go down/take somebody down memory lane

go down memory lane

To reminisce over memories of past events, especially happy ones. My grandmother spends more time going down memory lane these days than talking about the present. Sarah: "How did your coffee date with John go?" Amy: "It was pretty amicable, actually. We went down memory lane for a while, and then we went our separate ways."
See also: down, lane, memory

take (one) down memory lane

To cause one to reminisce over memories of past events, especially happy ones. Let's take Grandma down memory lane—that might cheer her up. Sarah: "How did your coffee date with John go?" Amy: "It was pretty amicable, actually. He took me down memory lane for a while, and then we went our separate ways."
See also: down, lane, memory, take

take a trip down memory lane

To reminisce over memories of past events, especially happy ones. My grandmother spends more time taking trips down memory lane these days than talking about the present. Sarah: "How did your coffee date with John go?" Amy: "It was pretty amicable, actually. We took a trip down memory lane for a while, and then we went our separate ways."
See also: down, lane, memory, take, trip

go down/take somebody down ˌmemory ˈlane

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take a trip down ˌmemory ˈlane

remember, or make somebody remember, pleasant things that happened a long time ago: Reading those letters took me down memory lane.We’ll be taking a trip down memory lane this evening when Mary Smithson talks about her 50 years in publishing.
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