put back the clock


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put back the clock

To revisit, recount, return to or recreate a time or era from the past. The purpose of this conference is to put back the clock by analyzing early human remains to try and gain insight into their way of life. The governor is bent on putting back the clock and returning us to the ethics of the 1950s.
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If I could put back the clock, I would have had my baby adopted.
Meanwhile, clubs such as Hibs panic half-a-dozen games into the season and get rid of a knowledgeable, young and enthusiastic manager in John Hughes because they are terrified of being drawn into a relegation dogfight when we haven't even been put back the clocks.