shades of

Idioms & Phrases

shades of

A reminder of a person or situation in the past. For example, He really played a fine game for a fifty-year-oldshades of his high school triumphs, or They found themselves alone on the beachshades of their childhood summers together. [Mid-1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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shades of

something that reminds you of someone or something; "aren't there shades of 1948 here?" 
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