Turning the clocks back - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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. Primarily heard in UK. 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.
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In 1968 to 1971 when the clocks went forward, Britain experimented with keeping BST and not turning the clocks back
Not turning the clocks back
in October could have what benefit to the leisure and tourism industries, according to a report?
TURNING the clocks back
this weekend will spark a rise in car insurance claims.
Roman Piekarski turning the clocks back
Picture: ROB STRATFORD
I HOPE you enjoyed our wonderfully sunny October to the full because tomorrow you are going to be plunged into darkness as we punish ourselves by turning the clocks back
But the fall ritual of turning the clocks back
will soon be postponed by one week.
Certainly not the farmers, as I have been farming for 60 years and have always detested turning the clocks back