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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As you put your clocks back this weekend, remember to also push the button on your smoke alarm - it could save your life.
Timepiece (make sure you put your clocks back tonight) looked an unlucky loser (or so my pocket told me) in a Listed race for fillies and mares over today's course and distance and she is taken to go one better against a trio of Godolphin runners and the Lincoln winner Penitent in the Seymour Stakes.
WHEN you put your clocks back tonight, spare a thought for Keith Giddings - he has 650 of them to change.
DON'T forget to put your clocks back one hour tonight.
Where and why Put your clocks back and unwind at this old country house in the village of Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest.
DON'T forget to put your clocks back one hour at 2am Sunday morning to GMT giving us all a lie-in.
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