go down memory lane

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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

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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Two thirds of people also said they had gone down memory lane in the past five years by visiting a resort they used to go to as a child.