set the/(one's) clock(s) back

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set 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 set your clock back tonight. We get to sleep in a little bit tomorrow! I hate having to set the clocks back every fall, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: back, set
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On this day, which marks the day most of the country will set clocks back for Daylight Savings Time ("spring ahead, fall back"), we should aspire to make training and re-training for emergencies more common in our busy lives," says Leahy.