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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.
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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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