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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FALL BACK Don't forget to put your clocks back tonight, I love the extra hour of light in the morning but do miss it in the evening!
In the meantime, don't forget to put your clocks back on Sunday.
As you put your clocks back this weekend, remember to also push the button on your smoke alarm - it could save your life."
WHEN you put your clocks back tonight, spare a thought for Keith Giddings - he has 650 of them to change.
Where and why Put your clocks back and unwind at this old country house in the village of Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest.
DON'T forget to put your clocks back one hour at 2am Sunday morning to GMT giving us all a lie-in.