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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BOSTON - While everyone else was preparing to set their clocks back one hour yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers wished they could rewind theirs about 25 years.
On November 2, when countless outdated facilities are scrambling to set their clocks back, those using an NTP Time Source Synchronization System from Pyramid Wireless won't have to lift a finger.
Just ask the folks who woke up Sunday morning feeling they ought to set their clocks back -- only to be reminded by a friend, neighbor or the media that daylight-saving time was being extended one week beginning this year.
Although Franklin came up with the idea 221 years ago as a way for late-partying Parisians to conserve on candle wax (and thus spend less on candles) - and also avoid the blinding morning light - the rest of the world didn't get with daylight-saving time until the Germans decided to set their clocks back an hour to conserve fuel during World War I.
Sunday, October 30 is the date to remember, when millions of Americans will set their clocks back one hour.