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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system put back the clock 15 years SIR MICHAEL HEAD OF OFSTED He said: "My fear is moving to a grammar and secondary modern system - because that's what we'll have if you divide at 11 - will put the clock back and the progress we've made over the past 15 years will slow.
As a reactionary, I naturally welcomed the smashing up of the old, monolithic nationalised industries because this seemed like a genuine attempt to put back the clock.
If only she could find that Tardis and put back the clock
If I could put back the clock, I would have had my baby adopted.
Everybody's heart goes out to the families, but sadly nobody can put back the clock.
Your mum can't put back the clock and change the past, and this is something you both have to accept.