(a) blast from the past

someone you knew or something that existed in the past, that suddenly appears again or that you are reminded of again

Hearing that song again was a real blast from the past.

Thesaurus: memory and memoriessynonym
Main entry: blast

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a ˌblast from the ˈpast idiom
(informal) a person or thing from your past that you see, hear, meet, etc. again in the present
Main entry:blastidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Blast from the Past — may refer to:* Blast from the Past (film) (1999), a romantic comedy filmIn literature:* Blast from the Past (novel) (1998), a suspense novel by Ben Elton * Blast from the Past (1997), a James Bond short story by Raymond BensonTelevision… …   Wikipedia

  • blast from the past — informal : something that reminds you of an earlier time Hearing that old song again was a real blast from the past. • • • Main Entry: ↑blast blast from the past see ↑blast, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑past …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blast from the Past (novel) — Infobox Book name = Blast from the Past title orig = translator = image caption = author = Ben Elton illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Suspense novel publisher = Bantam Press (UK)Delacorte… …   Wikipedia

  • Blast from the Past (film) — Infobox Film name = Blast from the Past caption = cinematic poster director = Hugh Wilson producer = Sunil Perkash Claire Rudnick Polstein Amanda Stern writer = Bill Kelly Hugh Wilson starring = Brendan Fraser Alicia Silverstone Christopher… …   Wikipedia

  • Blast from the Past (Veronica Mars) — Infobox Television episode Caption = Wallace confronting his mother about Nathan Woods. Title = Blast from the Past Series = Veronica Mars Season = 2 Episode = 5 Airdate = October 26, 2005 Production = 2T7205 Writer = Phil Klemmer Cathy Belben… …   Wikipedia

  • Blast from the Past — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Eve und der letzte Gentleman Originaltitel: Blast from the Past Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1999 Länge: 98:31 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blast from the past — noun something or someone that returns after an absence, especially the broadcasting of an oldie record that has not been aired for some time …   Wiktionary

  • blast from the past — phrasal a striking reminder of an earlier time ; something that excites nostalgia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • a blast from the past — (informal) An enjoyably nostalgic experience or thing • • • Main Entry: ↑blast * * * informal something forcefully nostalgic a request for a real old blast from the past …   Useful english dictionary

  • a blast from the past — informal someone you knew or something that existed in the past, that suddenly appears again or that you are reminded of again Hearing that song again was a real blast from the past …   English dictionary


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