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.
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So he sparked a campaign to put the clocks forward by 20 minutes during each week of April and back again by 20 minutes in each week of September.
At the turn of the 20th century, Willett, a horse rider, was frustrated by the wasted summer daylight early in the morning, so he sparked a campaign to put the clocks forward by 20 minutes during each week of April and back again by 20 minutes in each week of September.
HELPING HANDS: Models put the clocks forward for the Mercury in March 1982.
Be glad it's only an hour, in 2011 there was even talks to put the clocks forward two hours
We would still put the clocks forward in spring and back in autumn, but we would have moved an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening," said campaign manager Daniel Vockins.
Spokesman Terry Jones said: "The NFU of England and Wales has no strong views on whether we should or should not put the clocks forward.