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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Make these important moves by calling your family or cleaning out your closet, and give yourself time to walk down memory lane. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What May’s Aquarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Apr. 2019 There are also plenty of decade-specific references that’ll take you on a quick trip down memory lane. Rosy Cordero,, "New Kids on the Block drop '80s Baby' video with behind-the-scenes look at The Mixtape Tour," 6 June 2019 Click the image below to increase its size and take a stroll down memory lane. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "AMD celebrates its 50th anniversary with blinged-out Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII Gold Editions," 29 Apr. 2019 According to videos taken during the performance, the Jonas Brothers played a combination of old and new hits, taking the crowd on a pretty nostalgic trip down memory lane. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Jonas Brothers Perform Surprise Concert at Champs Sports Grill," 6 Apr. 2019 While for Rihanna this may have just been a fun walk (dance?) down memory lane, for the rest of us this was a major moment in music history. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna Dances to Her Song 2005 Song "Pon de Replay" on Instagram Stories," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of memory lane

1903, in the meaning defined above

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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