go back a long way(redirected from gone back a long way)
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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!
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.