memory lane


Definition of memory lane

: an imaginary path through the nostalgically remembered past usually used in such phrases as a walk down memory lane

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For many, a return to the former Four Seasons restaurant is nostalgic; a walk down memory lane deliciously recounted in Tina Brown’s The Vanity Fair Diaries. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "The Fine Print: Polkadots, Stripes, and More at the Art Production Fund’s Gala," 13 Mar. 2019 One of my friends, who fell in love with Germany on a recent trip, strolled down memory lane with the Andechs Helles ($8 for ½ liter), a German lager served in a stein. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wursthall in San Mateo at its best with beer & brat," 18 May 2018 Principal Justin FitzGerald and his staff committee have been having a great time strolling down memory lane for the entire community to ponder, reminisce and enjoy. Chris Folks, Laurel Leader, "Stay in the know with your community association [West Laurel]," 17 May 2018 The 86-year-old actress, who starred in the original 1961 film, swung by PEOPLE TV’s newest series Couch Surfing to stroll down memory lane and watch some of her notable performances. Dave Quinn,, "Which West Side Story Scene Took Rita Moreno 25 Tries and Left Her Costar 'Hurt Forever'?," 8 Feb. 2018 Get yours dipped in chocolate for the ultimate trip down memory lane. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The Best Ice Cream in the U.S.," 5 July 2018 One-shoulder gowns with big exaggerated shoulder bows, bustier and tiered ruffle minidresses, and sweeping pleated gowns completed the trip down memory lane that was a classier street on this outing. Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alexandre Vauthier Shows "Super Parisian" Couture Collection," 3 July 2018 Enjoying a great book and a wonderful walk down memory lane this morning. Caroline Tanner, USA TODAY, "George H.W. Bush on book on romance with Barbara: 'A wonderful walk down memory lane'," 1 June 2018 However, Swift's superstar status didn't excuse her from a good-natured stroll down memory lane with Wiseman. Cindy Watts, USA TODAY, "Taylor Swift surprises fans (and shoots whiskey!) at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of memory lane

1903, in the meaning defined above

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