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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Watch Chen's stroll down memory lane in the video player, above. Brian Porreca, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Big Brother' Host Julie Chen Reflects on Show's Biggest Moments Ahead of Season 20," 26 June 2018 With a Political Speech Before cruising down memory lane, Macklemore decided to give the concertgoers a tidbit on this country’s present. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kesha & Macklemore Throw a Glittery Pride Summer Bash At L.A. Concert," 9 June 2018 These photos will take you for a pleasant stroll down South Florida memory lane. Doreen Christensen,, "I grew up in South Florida in the '70s and '80s | Photos," 12 July 2018 So for a trip down the Shrek memory lane, give his reenactment a shot. Raisa Bruner, Time, "People Are Really, Really Obsessed With This Guy's Shrek Impression," 10 July 2018 The Big3 is as much about memory lane as current competition. K.c. Johnson,, "Carlos Boozer strolls Memory Lane with Big3 at the United Center," 29 June 2018 Just ask the titans from our stroll down memory lane. Jeff Jacoby,, "Don’t break up Google — the market will sort everything out," 14 June 2018 Take a stroll down the viral internet stars memory lane to remember the kids with impressive pipes who have caught our attention over the years. 1. Diana Pearl,, "All About the Fourth Grader Whose Cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' Is Bringing Us to Tears (and More Amazingly Talented Kids)," 5 June 2018 Plenty of memory lane stories were told and plenty of laughs were shared during the freewheeling, hourlong Q&A attended by more than 170 colleagues and fans. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "Looking back on an outlaw music legend’s career," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of memory lane

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of memory lane was in 1903

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