memory lanememory lane
one's memories; esp., one's fond memories: usually in such fig. phrases as take a trip (or walk, stroll,etc.) down memory lane
One's memories, likened to a path that one travels down nostalgically: In a trip down memory lane, the old couple told their grandchildren how they'd met.
(plural memory lanes)
- Often used in the expressions down memory lane (114 out of 163 total occurrences at COCA) and trip down memory lane. Forms of trip occur 36 times within 4 words of down memory lane, but almost all uses extend the metaphor of a journey in some way, using words like walk, stroll, journey, detour, and amble.