Turning back the clock - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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turn back the clock
1. Literally, to set the clock to an earlier time. Can you turn back the clock? It's five minutes fast.
2. To revisit, recount, or recreate a time or era from the past. If I could turn back the clock, I would manage my finances better so I could retire at an earlier age. The purpose of this conference is to turn back the clock by analyzing early human remains to gain insight into their way of life.
turn back the clock and turn the clock back
turn back the clock return to the past or to a previous way of doing things.
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This project is really turning back the clocks
to when woodlands were an integral part of community life,' said Cydcoed project officer Ben Maxted.
Your readers will have shared my amusement that retired Labour and Tory politicians believe they can bring about a revolution at City Hall by turning back the clock
Now the food industry--encouraged by a hands-off Food and Drug Administration--is turning back the clock
But she's got a five-part program for turning back the clock
that's actually doable.
At the same time, those who accused the militants of turning back the clock
BUILDERS are turning back the clock
for one of the world's most famous theatres.
A North East school is turning back the clock
to celebrate its 90th year.