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

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put 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 put your clock back tonight. I hate having to put the clocks back every autumn, it's such an antiquated custom.
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Just a week after we put the clocks back, they are looking forward to parting us from our hard-earned cash next year.
He says this was after the weekend when our rulers ordered that we should all put the clocks back, forcing us to switch our lights on an hour earlier.
We put the clocks back two months before mid-winter, so why not put them forward two months after mid-winter?
VERDICT: I think it's OK to put the clocks back but I don't like it as much when they have to go forward again.
WHENEVER we put the clocks back (like tonight) I recall a poem I first saw on a clock in Chester Cathedral.
Daylight saving time changes on Sunday when we put the clocks back an hour.