wind back the clock

wind back the clock

To go back in time. If I could wind back the clock, I'd manage my finances better so that I wouldn't be declaring bankruptcy now. I wish I could wind back the clock and study harder before that exam I failed.
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The Leicester star said: "If I could wind back the clock I'd look after my body a bit more and listen to it, not force it, as that is how it all started for me.
The Leicester star added: "If I could wind back the clock I'd look after my body a bit more and listen to it, not force it.
if only i could wind back the clock and see Boris and Nige in inverurie Town Hall under fire fae the mannie wi' the sprouts.
Wind back the clock 12 months to the final weekend of the autumn internationals in 2017, Wasps could name Danny Cipriani and Dan Robson among the substitutes to face London Irish and a starting XV boasting Willie le Roux, Nizaam Carr, Jimmy Gopperth, Christian Wade and James Haskell.
1 Can Romford wind back the clock? The Romford Pele heads a team of three last-time-out winners for Tom George as he bids to repeat his 2014 success in the PS75,000 Marston's Pedigree Summer Cup at Uttoxeter (4.20).
Businesses are right to be concerned about Government proposals to wind back the clock on industrial relations, strengthening union powers and pitting employers against employees, Nationals Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.
The 'Big Brother' high-handedness of the Ministry of the Interior to wind back the clock to the yesteryears policy of media intimidation will flop, as did all the other past attempts.Freedom of expression and the related freedom of the media are not privileges handed down by the government to a compliant society.
Wind back the clock to the start of this gradual end of comprehensive school education in England and you get to the academy system, which Labour brought in with the aim of raising standards at struggling schools.
Wind back the clock a few years and you'd be hard pushed to find a high street store selling a concrete table.
Since his time on The X Factor he's had several number one albums and singles, but we want to wind back the clock and remember why it is we were dazzled by his cheeky Essex charm in the first place.
Since historical records can also be unreliable, it may be most sensible to stick with what we know of the cosmos from today and "wind back the clock" and compute simulations of the sky at the time to investigate suspects.
His struggles this year have been well documented and McIlroy admits that given a chance to wind back the clock he might have done things differently.
"It is too late for Lebanon to wind back the clock and adopt a genuine policy of noninterference [in Syria].
Warne said on Tuesday if you wind back the clock to the old days it was about going to a pub or locking yourselves in a room with a few beers in a relaxed environment and making it all informal.
Wind back the clock 10 years or so and it was unimaginable we could have won a series against one of the big three nations of the Southern Hemisphere.