turn back the clock (to)

 Go back to earlier times.
 ► “Uncertainty will continue, because the power struggle is not over between the reformers and those who want to turn back the clock.” (Business Week, Jan. 30, 1995, p. 50)

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  • 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 — • 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

  • turn back the clock — to make things the same as they were at an earlier time. I cannot vote for someone who promises to turn back the clock to better days because that s impossible. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form turn the clock back …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn back the clock — verb To return to a previous state. We had a terrible year so we agreed to turn back the clock and go on as if it hadnt happened …   Wiktionary

  • turn 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 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

  • turn back the clock — phrasal to revert to or remind of a condition existing in the past …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Turn Back the Clock (album) — Infobox Album Name = Turn Back the Clock Type = Studio album Artist = Johnny Hates Jazz Released = 1988 Recorded = 1986–1987 Genre = Pop Length = 36:24 (original), 56:44 (reissue) Label = Virgin Records Producer = Calvin Hayes, Mike Nocito… …   Wikipedia

  • Turn Back the Clock (film) — This article is about the film for the album please see Turn Back the Clock (album)Infobox Film name = Turn Back the Clock image size = caption = director = Edgar Selwyn producer = Harry Rapf (associate producer) writer = Edgar Selwyn Ben Hecht… …   Wikipedia

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