put back the clock

put back the clock
put back the clock or put the clock back
1. To return to earlier time and its conditions
2. To take a retrograde step
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Main Entry:clock

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  • put\ back\ the\ clock — • put back the clock • turn back the clock v. phr. To go back in time; relive the past. If I could put back the clock I d give more thought to preparing for a career. Richard wishes that he had lived in frontier days, but he can t turn back the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put back the clock — or[turn back the clock] {v. phr.} To go back in time; relive the past. * /If I could put back the clock I d give more thought to preparing for a career./ * /Richard wishes that he had lived in frontier days, but he can t turn back the clock./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put back the clock — or[turn back the clock] {v. phr.} To go back in time; relive the past. * /If I could put back the clock I d give more thought to preparing for a career./ * /Richard wishes that he had lived in frontier days, but he can t turn back the clock./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put back the clock — ► turn (or put) back the clock return to the past or to a previous way of doing things. Main Entry: ↑clock …   English terms dictionary

  • turn (or put) back the clock — return to the past or to a previous way of doing things. → clock …   English new terms dictionary

  • turn\ back\ the\ clock — • put back the clock • turn back the clock v. phr. To go back in time; relive the past. If I could put back the clock I d give more thought to preparing for a career. Richard wishes that he had lived in frontier days, but he can t turn back the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put/turn back the clock — (also put/turn the clock back) : to return to a condition that existed in the past This new decision has effectively turned back the clock on 20 years of progress. I wish that we could turn back the clock and start all over again. • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn back the clock — See: PUT BACK THE CLOCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn back the clock — See: PUT BACK THE CLOCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn back the clock — phrasal : to revert to a condition existing well in the past usually with an implication of surrendering progress or improvement would not such a “Balkanization of the United States” be a clear turning back of the clock E.N.Griswold * * * turn… …   Useful english dictionary

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