roll back the years

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roll back the years

  1. (idiomatic) To produce a sense of nostalgia
    • 2011 January 29, Chris Bevan, “Aston Villa 3 - 1 Blackburn”, BBC:
      Pires, a three-time Cup winner with Arsenal who scored the Gunners' winner against Southampton in the 2003 final, has been a largely peripheral figure at Villa Park since joining in November - but the 37-year-old rolled back the years with a fine finish from Delfouneso's knockdown.