go way back


: to have known each other for a long time
He and I go way back.

Examples of go way back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lopez’s ties to the luxury fashion house go way back. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Sep. 2023 Among modern music’s pop divas, Pink and Spears go way back. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 Though their friendship didn't become the stuff of social media obsession until much later, Gomez and Raisa actually go way back. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 Their recent attacks on sailing yachts have made news, but our encounters with the predators go way back. Victoria Sayo Turner, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 July 2023 Scientists have yet to stamp a date on when this happened, but nervous systems go way back. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 16 June 2023 Private school vouchers in Florida go way back Florida public schools have long faced competition. Laura Pappano, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2023 Stanley, who’s also known as Starchild, and the Corvette go way back. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 25 Apr. 2022 Just bear in mind that the ultimate motives for homicide often go way back into the past, even to childhood. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Go way back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20way%20back. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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