put back the clock


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put back the clock

To revisit, recount, return to or recreate a time or era from the past. The purpose of this conference is to put back the clock by analyzing early human remains to try and gain insight into their way of life. The governor is bent on putting back the clock and returning us to the ethics of the 1950s.
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I believe, cradle Catholic that I am, that anti-abortioners must not attempt to put back the clock. Women would, in fact, not permit this to happen.
"I don't think you will ever get rid of fashion, you can't put back the clock," she said.
"There's no plot and nothing in the work we are doing on TVNZ's content strategy postcharter designed to put back the clock to the days when TVNZ produced all or most of its own programs."
As a reactionary, I naturally welcomed the smashing up of the old, monolithic nationalised industries because this seemed like a genuine attempt to put back the clock.
If only she could find that Tardis and put back the clock
If I could put back the clock, I would have had my baby adopted.