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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.
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Throughout pre-season Martial rolled back the clock with impressive displays down the middle akin to his debut season in English football, and with the No.9 shirt back in his possession it was another vintage display from the former Monaco man.
London: An "emotional" Rafael Nadal on Monday said he watched spellbound as Tiger Woods rolled back the clock to win a fifth Masters title and cap his comeback from back surgery.
Peter Molloy made an early age transition to win the M18 class in finishing second to an M21 on Brown (62.15), and on Short Brown, Fraser Purves was second in M40 (72.15), and Hazel Dean rolled back the clock to take a fine second place in W21E (73.06).
The former Pakistan captain rolled back the clock to the golden days by using the long handle to good effect.
GARETH ELLIS rolled back the clock against his boyhood club to keep alive his hopes of a fairytale finish with Hull FC.
''Five men on the Supreme Court rolled back the clock on women in America,'' said Sen.
Pivotal was the combination between van Persie and Kagawa, preferred to Wayne Rooney, which was irresistible at times as United rolled back the clock 12 months during a rampant opening period.
8 Rolled back the clock for an hour, just like he did for half that time against Villa.
Then the wheels came off the bandwagon - until last Saturday at Haydock when the nine-yearold rolled back the clock with a success that underlined the prowess of Welsh trainer Evan Williams and the patience of his protective owners.
At times they rolled back the clock to their Euro glory days, producing some sparkling stuff and scoring tries of the very highest quality.
Pushing that through would have rolled back the clock to the 1930's when the Smoot Hawley trade act exacerbated the Great Depression.
He rolled back the clock on Friday and wowed the crowd only to fall victim to the brutal Winged Foot course yesterday.
But Rio Ferdinand rolled back the clock with the header which ended the 12-match unbeaten run of Rafael Benitez's side and once more installed Ferguson's men as favourites to finish runners-up to Chelsea.
But in a thriller, Sheringham rolled back the clock before Harewood sealed West Ham's first win in six games.