go 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. A: "How did your coffee date with John go?" B: "It was pretty amicable, actually. We went down memory lane for a while, and then we went our separate ways."
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go down/take somebody down ˌmemory ˈlane


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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