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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That proposal was to maintain the current BST into winter and put the clocks forward by a further hour for the warmer months creating double BST.
Saving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward.
As the country prepared to put the clocks forward an hour for British Summer Time, a vintage fair was held in Priory Place.
Yes, summer is a distant memory, and in just three weeks it will be time to put the clocks forward But I'm not complaining.
Julie Townsend, Brake deputy chief executive, said: "Brake is urging the government to put the clocks forward by an hour throughout the year, to make the evenings lighter and our communities safer, happier places.
p 12 BJORN AGAIN ON SPRING BREAK at Town Hall 14-19 FOOTLOOSE dances into Birmingham Hippodrome pp 15 PRIMAL SCREAM play the O2 Academy 15-19 GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, Alexandra Theatre 17 ST PATRICK'S DAY THE STRANGLERS play O2 Academy p y y 20 VERNAL EQUINOX 27 DAYLIGHT SAVING - time to put the clocks forward i.