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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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Rolling back the clock to when Bruce Wayne was a youngster and his alter ego was years from being conceived, the series lays the groundwork for the Batman myth while introducing not-yet-Commissioner James Gordon (played by Ben McKenzie) as a rookie cop.
com)-- In honor of their 65th Anniversary, Milwaukee's iconic Five O'Clock Steakhouse is rolling back the clock to 1948, paying homage to a time when the alarm behind the restaurant sounded promptly at 5 p.
Rolling back the clock might be beyond any Government's power, but charting a path to a better future should not be.
The alternative is rolling back the clock a year but that would depend on people stopping panning Moyes for orchestrating dull performances.
DAVID CASSIDY (above), David Essex, The Osmonds and Showaddywaddy will be rolling back the clock at the NEC Arena on Thursday as part of the Once in a Lifetime - The Rewind Tour 2007.
3 Erma Burger Mondays -- We're rolling back the clock, and our burger prices, to the 1970s.
Burnley defender Mitchell Thomas has backed Paul Gascoigne to cope with the demands of the First Division by rolling back the clock to his glory days.
But there was much more to the performance that these local treasures rolling back the clock a few years.
Regulatory reform is not about rolling back the clock on important environmental, public health and safety achievements of the past three decades.
We are rolling back the clock and enabling members to purchase movie tickets for $5, something most families and movie buffs will enjoy.
SOME of the greatest names in Liverpool's history have returned to Melwood for the first time in years, rolling back the clock with a special training session ahead of this Monday's 1986 FA Cup final Merseyside derby reunion match with Everton at Anfield.
He said he recognizes that many people believe that "risk" is industrial code for rolling back the clock on environmental regulations.