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.
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Researchers at the University of Cambridge in 2010 said that abandoning the current system of moving the clocks back in October "could have a range of energy benefits for Scotland, Wales and England".
For children, moving the clocks back an hour can be a bewildering experience - with parents being warned they face a battle to get their children to sleep in the next few weeks.
By moving the clocks back and switching the extra hour of darkness from the mornings to early evenings, the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads gets an annual hike," says Living Streets chief executive Tony Armstrong.
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