go back a long way

idiom

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).

Examples of go back a long way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mathrubootham’s entrepreneurial dreams go back a long way. Anu Raghunathan, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Christianity and adoption go back a long way. Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2023 Theater and dining go back a long way together. Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2023 Hollywood pop-music biopics tend to be about artists who go back a long way (Elvis, Tina Turner, the Doors). Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 21 Dec. 2022 The advantages of partnering with the public sector go back a long way. Ron Schmelzer, Forbes, 23 Apr. 2022 These claims go back a long way. David Meyer, Fortune, 11 Mar. 2022 His ties to Epstein were fairly extensive and go back a long way. Max Colchester, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2022 Board games go back a long way. Samantha Huiqi Yow, Wired, 26 Oct. 2021

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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 20 Jun. 2024.

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