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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It has worked there and it should work here, even if it means that the Law Society puts the clock back and realises lifting the ban on advertising has created a dreadful situation.
It puts the clock back to a previous period which we thought had been removed for good and which even Margaret Thatcher rejected and which you certainly couldn't describe as fitting in with a modernisation agenda.