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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DEAR READERS: Don't forget to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms when you set your clocks back one hour.
This year, the day to set your clocks back and change batteries in your smoke detectors is November 4.
Oh, and as for the second signal of winter: daylight saving time ends early Sunday, so set your clocks back tonight, or else you'll be an hour early if you plan on attending the swap's final day.
SAFETY CHECK: When you set your clocks back an hour before you go to sleep tonight (standard time begins at 2 a.
Believe it or not, this cruise travels significantly east, not just south, such that you set your clocks back an hour on each of the first two nights.