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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They also take a look at Junior 1000 rallying, while Kevin O'Driscoll turns the clock back to the 1979 Galway International Rally.
15am Lulu turns the clock back to the swinging 60s with a special week-long series of morning programmes looking back at the decade which spawned far-reaching social change and creative innovation.
Eli "Paperboy" Reid Come And Get It RELEASED on the same day as the single of the same name, the US soulboy turns the clock back with his Stax inspired sound.
This outdated ersatz-Scouse dialogue portrays the average Liverpudlian as some slow-witted thicko, and turns the clock back to the old Harry Enfield "Calm down, calm down" archetype.
This outdated ersatz-Scouse dialogue portrays the average Liverpudlian as slow-witted and turns the clock back to the days of the old Harry Enfield "calm down, calm down" archetype.
All of which turns the clock back a decade, to a time when the task of exploring new forms of electronic democracy fell to activists and artists.
THE newest Chrysler on the road really turns the clock back (not the speedo) to the days of the Great Gatsby.
Harry Fletcher, Napo assistant general secretary, said: "It turns the clock back 25 years.
OSCAR-WINNER Dame Judi Dench is to star as an ageing saxophonist who turns the clock back 50 years to reassemble the swing band of her youth, it was announced today.
The controversial proposal, which turns the clock back 25 years, comes from a panel of independent inspectors who have drawn up an official response to Warwickshire Coun-ty Council's draft structure plan.