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. 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

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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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KARACHI -- Friends and colleagues went down memory lane to share the important features of the life and work of writer Dr Enver Sajjad, who passed away on June 6, at a condolence reference held in his honour at the Arts Council on Friday evening.
Mrs Ajimobi went down memory lane from her childhood as a love child, to her years in school, especially how meeting the then governor of the old Western Region, Brigadier Adeyinka Adebayo, changed her orientation, to when she started working in Lagos and how she finally met her husband.
Irwin also went down memory lane and spoke about his time with Solskjaer at United.
I went down memory lane. I went back to the time when I had resumed work after my maternity leave, and was put through mental and physical pain.
'I went down memory lane tonight through APO's music, the soundtrack of my youth.
The Lit360 show yesterday hosted music producer Evumbi, who went down memory lane to bring out the five Kenyan musical phases that have shaped the industry.Most people identify with the late 90s to early 2000s when artistes like E-Sir (deceased), Nameless and Amani, among others, ruled the airwaves.
Dr Hariawala candidly went down memory lane and opined, "Going to acting school reminded me of Mithibai college days in 1976.
He did not recognize me but he was gracious, and went down memory lane with me.
Watson wrote in the Telegraph: "I went down memory lane in many senses.
Michael Learns to Rock, composed of Jascha Richter, Mikkel Lentz and Kare Wanscher, went down memory lane as they performed their hits, including "Sleeping Child," "25 Minutes," "The Actor," "Take Me To Your Heart," "Out Of The Blue," and "I'm Gonna Be Around."
THE father of young crash pilot Captain Ihsan Shakeeb, who died 12 years ago, went down memory lane yesterday as he remembered the incident that killed 143 people.
I got my own Merseybeat magazines out which are now bright yellow with age and I went down memory lane.
And I went down memory lane as I fell asleep in a twin bed for the night.
Among them was Rauha Nghifindaka of the Women and Child Protection Unit of the Namibian Police, who went down memory lane and told the gathering how she used to sell Sister Namibia magazines in the streets of Tsumeb when she was still at school.
Michael Davern, chief executive and general manager of the Straffan- based The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club, popularly known as The K Club, went down memory lane at a recent dinner at the Irish Ambassador's residence in New Delhi.