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What is the meaning of "that was back in ~"?

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Rebecca

The phrase "back in" is used to refer to a specific time or date in the past. This phrase can be used to refer back to a specific time to revisit memories of that time, or to reference a time when something happened. Ex: We graduated high school back in 1986. Ex: I bought this car back in December. Ex: Back in the 90s it was cool to wear baggy jeans.

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