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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He added: "Some years ago, they were talking about an idea of moving the clock back by two hours instead of one.
Egypt, whose 80 million people are mostly Muslim, has switched to winter time, moving the clock back by an hour in order to shorten the period of fasting and ease the problems in the soaring heat, a decision emulated in the Palestinian territories.
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