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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To reflect upon ten years of antiretroviral therapy (ART) rollout, one really should set the clock back a little further to see the massive impact of ART on our lives--for clinicians and patients alike.
President Morsi blamed the failures to the practices of the ousted regime loyalists who "think they can set the clock back.
This termination, therefore, has set the clock back for the government's plans for the infrastructure sector," a senior finance ministry official pointed out.
Rather than attempt to set the clock back, as with the introduction of the new "O-Levels" in England that are to replace GCSEs and the new Advanced Levels, decision-makers in Wales should stick with qualifications that have seen a massive rise in achievements from young people at ages 16 and 18 over the past 10 years.
Summary: A leading Egyptian Salafist revealed a predilection for a bizarre pastime, which is largely inconsistent with the Salafists' determination to set the clock back to the Arab peninsula's era of tribal culture during Prophet Mohamed's life.
But it looks like the Tories are really determined to set the clock back where there was a divided Britain.
We urge Lebanese to stand alert against attempts by those wearing black shirts to set the clock back," he said in reference to the almost 30-year Syrian occupation of Lebanon which ended with the "Cedar Revolution" in 2005.
When the researchers inserted the plant gene into the defective human cells, they could set the clock back to normal-and the human gene could do the same trick in plant seedlings.
His elevation to the top job could set the clock back to the bad old days when the jail was operated like a personal fiefdom.
Today's decision will create legal uncertainty for farmers and set the clock back in the development of solutions to the challenges facing European agriculture," he said.
That was a very painful two years for us but if she'd left the country for even a day, they would have set the clock back to zero and start counting two more years.
Egypt is scheduled to set the clock back one hour before Ramadan, as opposed to late September like it does every year.
But according to Martino Giaquinto, a barrister and senior associate in the technology and construction team at Birmingham law firm Mills & Reeve, the Lords' latest ruling may set the clock back to the dark days of dispute resolution.
Here we are 52 years after the Supreme Court told us that separate and unequal education could not be the case, and as we stand here in 2006, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear two major cases that could set the clock back for African-Americans more than half a century," said Harvard University law school professor Charles Ogletree, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The current works set the clock back to the moment when Twombly bade farewell to the absurd loops of the gray paintings and envision for them a new progeny, one in which squiggling is no longer tied to the limited spread of handwriting.