for old times' sake

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for old times' sake

: in order to experience again something one did in the past
  • He and his old friends from college went back to the bar for old times' sake.

Word by Word Definitions

old play
  1. : dating from the remote past : ancient

  2. : persisting from an earlier time

  3. : of long standing

  1. : one of a specified age

  2. : old or earlier time

sake play
  1. : end, purpose

  2. : the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (such as an ideal)

  3. : personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit

  1. : a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot


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