turn the/(one's) clock(s) back

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turn 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 turn your clock back tonight. I hate having to turn the clocks back every autumn, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: back, turn
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Nader describes the history of drug-patent laws in Canada in which former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney capitulated to multinational drug companies and the Reagan Administration and turned the clocks back on affordable, generic medication.