go back a long way

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Definition of go back a long way

1 : to have existed for a long time These problems go back a long way.
2 : to have known each other for a long time She and her business partner go back a long way (together).

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“Go back a long way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20back%20a%20long%20way. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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