go back a long way(redirected from go way back)
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go back a long way
To have known someone for a very long time. Oh, Caitlin and I go back a long way—we've been friends since kindergarten, in fact!
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go back a long waymainly BRITISH or
go way backmainly AMERICAN
If two or more people go back a long way, they have been friends for a very long time. We go back a long way, and she's always kept in touch, always been there for me. This here is Dan Parker. We go way back.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
go back a long ˈway(of two or more people) have known each other for a long time: John and I go back a long way, don’t we?
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