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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The latter announcement, coming weeks before Putin is slated to win another term as president, is seen by analysts as setting the clock back to the era of superpower arms races, amid growing fears that the world may be entering a new phase of Cold War.
If his passion was sincere and harmless, Ayman el-Zawahri's brother would help destroy the image that Salafists, Jihad (holy war) movements and many splinter groups of al-Qaeda were 'fighting' for setting the clock back to the era of Prophet Mohamed.
But given the people's love of freedom and democracy, their unity should bring the nation out of crisis without setting the clock back.
The plot of the science-fiction series, starring Jonathan LaPaglia as a former CIA operative, revolves around time travel - setting the clock back one week so that, on every episode, some calamity can be undone.