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English definition of “turn the clock back”

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turn the clock back

If you try to turn the clock back, you want things to be the way they were in the past.
Translations of “turn the clock back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使時光倒流, 使回到以前的狀態…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使时光倒流, 使回到以前的状态…
(Definition of turn the clock back from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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