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English definition of “put/turn the clock back”

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.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualitiesIn the past
(Definition of put/turn the clock back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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