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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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A modern-day equivalent would see Scotland rolling back the clock for stars such as Andy Robertson and Callum McGregor to drop them into a youth tournament.
It was like rolling back the clock to the Nyayo era.
Rolling back the clock on a debate that ended a decade ago in NH, RH posed the question: "Should the state be deciding what people do inside of private establishments?
Rousseff maintained the action against her amounts to a "coup" cooked up by power-hungry opponents bent on rolling back the clock on government social programs that wrenched an estimated 35 million Brazilians out of poverty during the 13 years in power by her left-leaning Workers' Party.
While Charlotte and Holly are still firmly part of the cast of the hit MTV show, Sophie has been out of the fold for the past few series but the girls have been rolling back the clock this week for a sun drenched spell on the African island.
Rolling back the clock to when Bruce Wayne was a youngster and his alter ego was years from being conceived, the series lays the groundwork for the Batman myth while introducing not-yet-Commissioner James Gordon (played by Ben McKenzie) as a rookie cop.
Milwaukee, WI, March 10, 2013 --(PR.com)-- In honor of their 65th Anniversary, Milwaukee's iconic Five O'Clock Steakhouse is rolling back the clock to 1948, paying homage to a time when the alarm behind the restaurant sounded promptly at 5 p.m., inviting workers for a drink.
Rolling back the clock is a waste of time as the past is out of date and irreversible.
Rolling back the clock might be beyond any Government's power, but charting a path to a better future should not be.
By combining the two popes, the Vatican may be sending a signal that eventual sainthood for Pius XII should not be read as "rolling back the clock" on the outreach to Jews associated with John Paul II.
The alternative is rolling back the clock a year but that would depend on people stopping panning Moyes for orchestrating dull performances.
DAVID CASSIDY (above), David Essex, The Osmonds and Showaddywaddy will be rolling back the clock at the NEC Arena on Thursday as part of the Once in a Lifetime - The Rewind Tour 2007.
Burnley defender Mitchell Thomas has backed Paul Gascoigne to cope with the demands of the First Division by rolling back the clock to his glory days.
But there was much more to the performance that these local treasures rolling back the clock a few years.