move the/(one's) clock(s) back

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move the/(one's) clock(s) back

To adjust the time on one's clock(s) back by one hour to account for the end of daylight saving time. Don't forget to move your clock back tonight. I hate having to move the clocks back every autumn, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: back, move
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They want to move the clock back or change something,'' Reardon said of the plaintiffs.
Why not move the clock back 30 minutes this fall and leave it there?
Rams at Falcons (-2-1/2): Falcons so inept offensively, when they tried to move the clock back one hour last Sunday, they actually lost yardage.