to go down memory lane

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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) to remember the past

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If you say that someone is taking a walk or trip down memory lane, you mean that they are talking, writing, or thinking about something that happened to them a long time ago

The phrase had different variants : to go down/walk/stroll down memory lane or to take a trip/walk/stroll down memory lane.

French translation

faire revivre ses souvenirs, réveiller des souvenirs. Memory lane is a bit ‘la madeleine de Proust’

How NOT to translate : *se promener sur le chemin de la mémoire

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Examples in context

Take a trip down Memory Lane with our new 64-page supplement

We’ve unearthed even more hidden gems from our vast picture archive of Greater Manchester in bygone times

The faces, events, fashions and legacies that have shaped Manchester over generations have been brought together in a stunning new one-off souvenir publication.
The Manchester Evening News’s 64-page Memory Lane special is packed full of wonderful images from our area’s past and is in stock at local retailers from April 21 for just £2.’

Manchester Evening News, 22 April 2021

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Everyday usage

Our evening gave me a chance to take a trip down memory lane for a couple of hours.

Thank you so much for this trip down memory lane ! This was an excellent party.

EnglishTonic and Claramedia, 13 August 2021

b) to forget the past

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c) to anticipate the future

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