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 recent decision by the Council of Ministers mentioned above states to switch to winter time in Jordan by setting the clocks back 60 minutes at 1:00am on Friday, December 20, 2013.
By setting the clocks back three weeks earlier in March and moving them forward one week later in the autumn we would have brighter evenings for a longer period.
For adults, setting the clocks back an hour to mark the end of daylight-saving time may be briefly disruptive.
That's because preschool-aged children are too young to understand the concept of time or the annual ritual of setting the clocks back to standard time each fall.
Photo: The annual ritual of setting the clocks back to standard time each fall can be especially difficult for children in day-care programs who are accustomed to their parents picking them up before it is fully dark.