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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.
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Humour is never far away too when he rolls back the clock to that "September day in 1976, adding: "When I jogged out on to the pitch with the number ve on my back, my uncle, nephew and one of his neighbours got the shock of their lives.
The ban effectively rolls back the clock on employment, education, and government contracting, says David Waymire, spokesman for One United Michigan, a coalition of more than 200 organizations in support of affirmative action, including the AFL-CIO, the NAACP, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Not only does this bill hand over billions in taxpayer subsidies to mature industries that should not need--and certainly don't deserve--government handouts," Claybrook warns, "it rolls back the clock to the 1920s in terms of electric utility regulation.
P4Web's Back-In-Time-Browsing(TM) rolls back the clock on any Web page.
2) NBC rolls back the clock with its two-part miniseries ``The '60s,'' with Jerry O'Connell airing Sunday and Monday.
near downtown Los Angeles, celebrating its 70th year, rolls back the clock on Nov.