What is a idiom that means the past?

What is a idiom that means the past?

The phrase let bygones be bygones is said when you want to tell someone to forget about something unpleasant from the past. “I know he hurt you but that was two years ago. Let bygones be bygones.”

What is an idiom for being late?

See: (it’s) better to be late than be dead on time. a day late and a dollar short. a little too late is much too late.

What are some idioms about time?

Time Idioms

  • BEAT THE CLOCK. Meaning: To succeed in something before time is up.
  • TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME. Meaning: To go back to the past.
  • KILL TIME. Meaning: Do something not particularly interesting to pass time.

What’s another way to say in the past?

What is another word for in the past?

before formerly
hitherto at one time
long ago in former times
in bygone days in days gone by
in olden times in the old days

What is the idiom for saving time?

To complete a task in a shorter amount of time by doing it more quickly or efficiently. We’ll save time if we take this shortcut down Mercer Street. I save time during the week by meal-prepping over the weekend. See also: save, time.

What’s another word for back in time?

Some common synonyms of reminisce are recall, recollect, remember, and remind.

What is the idiom for time flies?

Time passes quickly, as in It’s midnight already? Time flies when you’re having fun, or I guess it’s ten years since I last saw you—how time flies. This idiom was first recorded about 1800 but Shakespeare used a similar phrase, “the swiftest hours, as they flew,” as did Alexander Pope, “swift fly the years.”

What is the idiom of history?

History idioms and their meanings in alphabetical order

A blast from the past Something you remember from the past that you see, hear or experience again
History repeats itself Something that happened before is happening again
I’m history I’m leaving
Long time no see Meeting someone you haven’t seen for a long time

Is wasting time an idiom?

Wasting Time This phrase refers to spending time doing something that serves no purpose. Example: You are just wasting time with this rambling excuse.

How do you say past memories?


  1. flash from the past.
  2. hallucination.
  3. memory.
  4. nostalgia.
  5. recall.
  6. recollection.
  7. reliving.
  8. reminiscence.