put the/(one's) clock(s) forward

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put the/(one's) clock(s) forward

To advance the time on one's clock(s) ahead by one hour to account for the beginning of daylight saving time. Don't forget to put your clock forward tonight or you'll end up oversleeping tomorrow! I hate having to put the clocks forward every spring, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: forward, put
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If enough licensees put clocks forward, the Government could give the campaign consideration.
Tonight we all need to put clocks forward one hour as British summer time begins on Sunday morning.
UK ROAD deaths could be cut by 6 per cent - around 200 people a year - if we put clocks forward rather than back each winter, according to figures released by insurer yesinsurance.