put the clock back
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- (idiomatic, intransitive) To change the time in a time zone to an earlier time, e.g. for the end of daylight saving time.
- Don't forget that this Sunday we put the clocks back an hour.
- (idiomatic, intransitive) To put something back to the state it was in a previous era.
- He wants to turn the clock back to the 1950s.