set the/(one's) clock(s) back

(redirected from set our clocks back)

set 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 set your clock back tonight. We get to sleep in a little bit tomorrow! I hate having to set the clocks back every fall, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: back, set
References in periodicals archive ?
We all recently set our clocks back an hour, and its a good time to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
This is the December issue of Farm Collector, but it comes out in November, the month we get to perform the semi-annual exercise called "fall behind," in which we set our clocks back one hour.
As this column hits the newsstands it will almost be time for the equinox, time for most of those in the northern hemisphere to "fall back" and set our clocks back one full hour.