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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Strictly ballroom brings back the crowds MIDDLESBROUGH municipal dances were winning customers back by putting the clock back and changing the tempo to old time.
Earlier, the bench did not seem inclined to interfere with the high court order and stressed that it was like putting the clock back.
Stating Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah must understand that the merger of Jammu and Kashmir with India was final and a closed chapter, BJP's National General Secretary Vijay Goel said that he (Omar) should know that there is no scope for reopening it or putting the clock back.
A General Election contender for one of the safest Tory seats in the Midlands is putting the clock back by holding traditional public meetings.
Why does everything have to be about putting the clock back, rather than just saying the clock has moved and let's deal with that?
How tragic that we're putting the clock back and often instead of helping prostitutes out of their degrading life into something better, some talk about legalising this horrific trade.
Evelyn Waugh complained that the Conservative Party had been in office for years but had never succeeded in putting the clock back by so much as one minute.