Meaning of “put/turn the clock back” in the English Dictionary

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"put/turn the clock back" in British English

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put/turn the clock back

to make things the same as they were at an earlier time:

The court's decision on this case will turn the clock back 50 years.
If I could turn the clock back and do things differently, I would.

(Definition of “put/turn the clock back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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