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]


Nearby words

  1. from the sublime to the ridiculous,
  2. from the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step,
  3. from the word go,
  4. from this day forward,
  5. from time to time,
  6. fromage,
  7. fromage frais,
  8. frome,
  9. fromentin,
  10. fromenty

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