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turn (or put) back the clock

Definition of turn or put back the clock in English:

Return to the past or to a previous way of doing things.
Example sentences
  • She wishes she could turn back the clock and return to the innocence of childhhood.
  • Inspired by Strauss's hatred for liberal modernity, its goal is to turn back the clock on the liberal revolution and its achievements.
  • They want basically to run out the clock on the ground and to turn back the clock on the Supreme Court.
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