Setting their clocks back - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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. Primarily heard in US. 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.
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by setting their clocks back
one hour on November 3, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.
Along with setting their clocks back
one hour, consumers should remember to change smoke detector batteries and light bulbs.
With the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST) on October 29, Americans will follow the ritual of setting their clocks back
an hour and also find their vision affected as they begin driving in the dark more often.