Idiom of the Week: Blast From the Past

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Former University Settlement Adult Literacy Program student Grace Zhang just got her Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate! Way to go, Grace!

Meaning: To suddenly see someone or something from your past.

Examples:

What a blast from the past! Grace Zhang stopped by the office last week!

I haven’t heard this song since I was in high school. It’s a blast from the past.

While he was moving he came across a photo of his old girlfriend from college. Talk about a blast from the past!

Pop Quiz:

Which is an example of a blast from the past?

A.  Dropping your kids off at school.

B.  Talking to your parents on the phone.

C.  Running into an old coworker on the subway.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is C. Whenever you unexpectedly come across a person or thing from your past that maybe you’ve forgotten about, we call it a blast from the past.

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2 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week: Blast From the Past

  1. Lucian says:

    Congratulations, Grace! We will call you next time we have a Microsoft Office dilemma!

  2. Grace Zhang says:

    I’m good at leaning and taking test, but I think I have a gap to put the skills in real working experiences.

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