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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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But then came the reminder that the Bluebirds aren't in the business of taking a backward step, let alone winding back the clock as Sol Bamba's goal pushed Cardiff even further forward into dreamland.
The frightening report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies this week on yet more job losses to come for public-sector workers actually made the prospect of winding back the clock to the 12th century appealing compared to the grim economic realities of today - at least then life was miserably, mercifully short.
McCarthy has told his players to prepare for Blues tomorrow by winding back the clock two matches.
DENNIS BERGKAMP marked a day of celebration in his honour by winding back the clock with a vintage display against poor West Brom.
CAP reckon our obsession with mileage means a clocker can make pounds 1,000 winding back the clock on an ex-fleet car back from 90,000 to 40,000.
Legally there is no precedent for winding back the clock and cancelling a share transaction made over the Net - even if Argos thinks it can renege on a pounds 2.
This autumn, Aidan Turner is set to send pulses racing again when he returns in Poldark, ITV is winding back the clock with Prime Suspect prequel Tennison, the long-awaited new series of Cold Feet hits our screens, and Jenna Coleman's period drama Victoria will fill the Downton-shaped hole in the schedules.
OLD friends Dave Kelly and Christine Collister are back in harness - after winding back the clock 12 years.
With veteran Australian Matt Bowen winding back the clock with a terrific display from full-back, the Warriors had far too much for a Wolves' side whose top-four hopes are over.
We're in danger of winding back the clock, with only a privileged few having any hope.
So when Eamon asked me to come in with himself and Mick two years ago, it was - if you like - winding back the clock because I was going back into an environment that I had not been in for a long, long time.
The very least we should do is have an informed debate on whether it is a good idea to continue winding back the clocks every year.
Winding back the clocks to the Georgian period and visitors will learn how people in the region held Twelfth Night celebrations at the museum's Pockerley Manor with a big party culminating on January 6.