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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The simple message is people should check smoke alarms are in working order at the same time as putting their clocks back an hour on Sunday.
John and Janys Warren stopped putting their clocks back in autumn four years ago - in the belief that darker days triggered his migraines.
The summer solstice arrives on Wednesday and the Forestry Commission is inviting walkers to celebrate the event three days later by putting their clocks back 3,000 years.
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