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.
See also: back, put
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WELCOME to Tayside and put your clock back a few decades.
Let us be children once again with our beaming youngsters, and remember, no catching years will ever put your clock back.
DON'T forget to put your clock back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.
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