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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Brian Robson, head of community safety at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "While you are walking around your house putting the clocks forward, it is an ideal opportunity to check your smoke alarms are still working.
He argued that the population's health and happiness would be improved by putting the clocks forward 20 minutes every Sunday in April and with the opposite being done in September.
Commenced in 1916, the idea of putting the clocks forward one hour at the end of March was intended to enable farmers to work later into the evening, to maximise harvest: what was still light at 9pm, for example, became still light at 10pm.
This is putting the clocks forward with a vengeance.
PUTTING the clocks forward would net North Wales a share of a pounds 2bn tourismbonanza according to industry chiefs.
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