wind back the clock

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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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"When we were going into it we didn't know what to expect," Smith says as he winds back the clock and blows the froth off his morning latte.