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

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put 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 put your clock back tonight. I hate having to put the clocks back every autumn, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: back, put

put/turn the ˈclock back

return to the past; return to old-fashioned ideas, customs, etc: Sometimes I wish I could turn the clock back to my days as a student.These new restrictions on medical research will undoubtedly put the clock back (by) 20 years.
See also: back, clock, put, turn
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SUN 25 | NYOU'VE got an extra hour to read this bit today as Daylight Saving Time ends across the country and we put our clocks back by 60 minutes.
British summer time is ending and we need to put our clocks back one hour.
WHY do we put our clocks back in autumn and forward in spring?