Put your clock back - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
WELCOME to Tayside and put your clock back
a few decades.
Let us be children once again with our beaming youngsters, and remember, no catching years will ever put your clock back
DON'T forget to put your clock back
an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.