roll back the clock

roll back the clock

To revisit, recount, return to or recreate a time or era from the past. The purpose of this conference is to roll back the clock by analyzing remains of early human and trying to gain insight into their way of life. The governor is bent on rolling back the clock and returning us to the ethics of the 1950s. I'd love to roll back the clock to when I was a kid. It was such a happy, carefree time in my life.
See also: back, clock, roll
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With Romelu Lukaku still angling for a move away, his departure could open up the opportunity for Martial to roll back the clock.
Toadie and Dee roll back the clock by locking lips, but then decide it might be best to put the past behind them and go their separate ways - for now at least.
Mayweather, who comprehensively outpointed Pacquiao in their 'Fight of the Century' clash four years ago, was ringside in Las Vegas to watch the Filipino roll back the clock and pick up the WBA 'Super' welterweight world title.
"It is clear Democrats want to roll back the clock and put increasing pressure on health care providers to violate their moral convictions with regard to abortion," said Tobias.
If we roll back the clock to 2002 you may recall that Porsche, much to the utter dismay of many, launched the Cayenne, an SUV.
"If you roll back the clock to 2013 when we ordered our last 50 [A380s]...
Let's roll back the clock to the days when Ron Atkinson was in his pomp.
I am concerned that Judge Kavanaughs interpretation of the Constitution would roll back the clock to a time when we recognized the autonomy and worth of too few of our fellow citizens.
33 COLOMBIA'S RODRIGUEZ READY TO ROLL BACK THE CLOCK FOUR years ago James Rodriguez exploded onto the global stage.
"Veriploid[TM] is designed to roll back the clock to enable healthy egg development, meaning an egg with the correct number of chromosomes," said Dr.
Here in Oregon, we'll be doing everything we can to educate voters about the candidates who support access to women's basic preventive care, and those who would roll back the clock on access.
Look at Spain and roll back the clock six years and have a look at their Under-21s and Under-19s winning tournaments.
It's easier to forward one day, it will give you 5 lives immediately without any problems when you roll back the clock 5.
As for Iran's heavy-water reactor at Arak that would produce plutonium that could be reprocessed as nuclear fuel, Zarif explained: "We cannot roll back the clock 20 years and ask Iran to simply get rid of a project that has been the subject of a great deal of human and material investment.
"I pray the Supreme Court will recognize the wisdom of its prior decision, because we cannot afford to roll back the clock on a half century of progress," said Ellis.