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

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move 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 move your clock back tonight. I hate having to move the clocks back every autumn, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: back, move
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But the sun could be setting on daylight savings, as European Parliament MPs have voted to back a new law to permanently adopt summer or winter time, and stop the tradition of moving the clocks back and forth.
It's a one-sizefits-all argument, typical of Brussels" Labour peer Lord Rooker attacks the EU proposal to end the twice-yearly procedure of moving the clocks back or forward.
It's a one-size-fits-all argument, typical of Brussels" - Labour peer Lord Rooker attacks the EU proposal to end the twice-yearly procedure of moving the clocks back or forward.
It's a one-size-fits-all argument, typical of Brussels" Labour peer Lord Rooker attacks the EU proposal to end the twice-yearly procedure of moving the clocks back or forward.
She added: "One study of 23,000 children, published by the BBC, found their daily activity levels were 15% to 20% higher on summer days than winter days and that moving the clocks back causes a 5% drop in physical activity.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in 2010 said that abandoning the current system of moving the clocks back in October "could have a range of energy benefits for Scotland, Wales and England".
For children, moving the clocks back an hour can be a bewildering experience - with parents being warned they face a battle to get their children to sleep in the next few weeks.
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