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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As this column hits the newsstands it will almost be time for the equinox, time for most of those in the northern hemisphere to "fall back" and set our clocks back one full hour.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- When we set our clocks back an hour Saturday night, our nation's roads and highways will become a bit more dangerous, according to the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), a non-profit group that provides free driver safety programs for schools and other organizations nationwide.
A good time to do this is in the fall when we set our clocks back at the end of daylight-saving time.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, and although we gain an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night when we set our clocks back, for many people, this change signals the beginning of a dreadful season of short days and long dark nights.