jump back in time

jump back in time

To move to an earlier point in time, especially suddenly or abruptly, as in a narrative. The novel starts out in the year 2000 but then jumps back in time to the 1960s. I think you'll confuse the reader if you keep jumping back in time like that.
See also: back, jump, time
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