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hark back to sth

phrasal verb with hark uk   /hɑːk/  us   /hɑːrk/ verb [I] (also hearken) old use

(REPEAT)

If someone harks back to something in the past, they talk about it again and again, often in a way that annoys other people: He's always harking back to his childhood and saying how things were better then.

(BE SIMILAR)

If something harks back to something in the past, it is similar to it: The director's latest film harks back to the early years of cinema.
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