from way back
Since long ago; for a long time. For example, This painting has been in the family from way back, or We know the Smiths from way back. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
Why Was Z Removed From The Alphabet (And Then Put Back)?Z’s history includes a time when it was so infrequently used that it was removed from the alphabet altogether.
Is It “Anyway,” “Anyways,” Or “Any Way”?Which word is it, anyway? Anyway is a common adverb used to mean in any case, while any way is an adjective-noun pair that means whichever path. Anyways is the very informal form of anyway. It never appears in formal writing, and its only real use is to simulate the spoken word in lines of dialogue. Anyway Anyway, used as an adverb, suggests a disregard …
old-time, skilled, trained, wise, expert, versed, pro, steady, adept, old, vet, hardened, practical, practiced, proficient, sophisticated, worldly, battle-scarred, disciplined, exercised
- from the sublime to the ridiculous,
- from the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step,
- from the word go,
- from this day forward,
- from time to time,
- fromage frais,
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