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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HOW come last Saturday the BBC told us to put our clocks forward an hour for British Summer Time - but today the Beeb turn them back 130 years to Victorian Times, by showing a "sporting event" which belongs to an era when privileged kids spent afternoons in punts while poor kids climbed up chimneys?
A Chiffchaff| PIC: BEN PORTER IN the early hours of Sunday morning, we put our clocks forward.
AS we all prepare to put our clocks forward an hour this weekend, we can look forward to longer days, lighter nights and warmer weather.
But shouldn't we put our clocks forward at the end of February, when it's light enough to comply with his arguments about children going to and returning from school?
WHILE the rest of us put our clocks forward yesterday, Paul Gascoigne spent 57 minutes trying desperately to turn his back.
Please put our clocks forward that we may better chime in with you.
I would like our tourist heads to meet our Prime Minister and ask him to put our clocks forward another hour from the first week in May until the first week in September, the main holiday time of the British summer season.