Blast from the past
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British pronunciation/blˈast fɹʌmðə pˈast/
American pronunciation/blˈæst fɹʌmðə pˈæst/
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the unexpected appearance or remebrance of a person or thing that evokes nostalgic feelings within one

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What is the origin of the idiom "blast from the past" and when to use it?

The idiom "blast from the past" originated in the United States in the 1960s, likely popularized by radio DJs playing records and songs long forgotten. The term refers to something or someone reminding you of an earlier time, often surprising you because you have almost forgotten about them. It is used to talk fondly about something that has returned after an absence or a period of disuse or obscurity.

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Seeing my childhood toy was a delightful blast from the past.
That nickname is a blast from the past.
Watching that movie again was a real blast from the past.
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