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

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

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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.
(Definition of turn the clock back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turn the clock back”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使时光倒流, 使回到以前的状态…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使時光倒流, 使回到以前的狀態…
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