put/turn the clock back Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

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put/turn the clock back

to make things the same as they were at an ​earliertime: 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)
Translations of “put/turn the clock back”
in Chinese (Simplified) 倒退, 倒行逆施, 复古…
in Chinese (Traditional) 倒退, 倒行逆施, 復古…
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