roll back the clock

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roll back the clock

To revisit, recount, return to or recreate a time or era from the past. The purpose of this conference is to roll back the clock by analyzing remains of early human and trying to gain insight into their way of life. The governor is bent on rolling back the clock and returning us to the ethics of the 1950s. I'd love to roll back the clock to when I was a kid. It was such a happy, carefree time in my life.
See also: back, clock, roll
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The 34-year-old centre-back has rolled back the clock this season with a string of vintage performances to help win the 16th trophy of his glittering Chelsea career.
Five men on the Supreme Court rolled back the clock on women in America,'' said Sen.
Today's visitors Southampton rolled back the clock themselves last time out to keep their first clean sheet in two months, but still look vulnerable.
Pivotal was the combination between Van Persie and Kagawa, preferred to Wayne Rooney, which was irresistible at times as United rolled back the clock 12 months during a rampant opening period.
8 Rolled back the clock for an hour, just like he did for half that time against Villa.
Then the wheels came off the bandwagon - until last Saturday at Haydock when the nine-yearold rolled back the clock with a success that underlined the prowess of Welsh trainer Evan Williams and the patience of his protective owners.
At times they rolled back the clock to their Euro glory days, producing some sparkling stuff and scoring tries of the very highest quality.
Pushing that through would have rolled back the clock to the 1930's when the Smoot Hawley trade act exacerbated the Great Depression.
He rolled back the clock on Friday and wowed the crowd only to fall victim to the brutal Winged Foot course yesterday.
But Rio Ferdinand rolled back the clock with the header which ended the 12-match unbeaten run of Rafael Benitez's side and once more installed Ferguson's men as favourites to finish runners-up to Chelsea.
But in a thriller, Sheringham rolled back the clock before Harewood sealed West Ham's first win in six games.
WET Wet Wet rolled back the clock yesterday for their first live performance for seven years.
HATTINGTON rolled back the clock for owner Mick Channon and trainer Rodney Baker when winning the amateurs' handicap under Colm Sharkey, who is shortly to turn conditional and join Bob Buckler.
Former Albion boss Brian Little yesterday rolled back the clock to sign one of his former Baggies players for Third Division Hull City.
But he never doubted that there was fire within the winger's belly and after 12 games back in the same Championship where he made his name, he rolled back the clock at White Hart Lane on the biggest stage of all.