Definition of a blast from the past in English:

a blast from the past

phrase

informal
  • Something powerfully nostalgic:

    ‘the soundtrack is a real blast from the past’
    • ‘Most of the cars dated from the 1950s and 60s, and according to the organiser, the outing proved a real blast from the past for the older generation.’
    • ‘This morning, while listening to the radio on the way to work, I heard an absolutely great blast from the past!’
    • ‘It was a real blast from the past for them when we published photographs that had never been collected from a developing laboratory.’
    • ‘Here's a little blast from the past.’
    • ‘It's a blast from the past, mid-1960s or very early 1970s at the latest, when these crushed coloured glass in resin things were popular.’
    • ‘This little gem of a workout is a blast from the past because it requires only minimal equipment and a place to run or walk.’
    • ‘Wow - what a blast from the past to see a list of my old co-workers.’
    • ‘The old photographs were also a blast from the past for the family.’
    • ‘For those of us who were active in the antiwar movement, it's a blast from the past.’
    • ‘I got an e-mail the other day from an old friend, one of those blasts from the past that take you back in time.’