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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The Germans began putting their clocks forward an hour on April 30, 1916, with the UK quickly following suit on May 21.
So whereas the majority of those present clearly anticipated putting their clocks forward in the early hours of yesterday morning, Ponty's players appeared to have jumped the gun.
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