set the/(one's) clock(s) ahead

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set the/(one's) clock(s) ahead

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 set your clock ahead tonight or you'll end up oversleeping tomorrow! I hate having to set the clocks ahead every spring, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: ahead, set
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March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- We're getting ready to set the clocks ahead and will lose an hour of sleep.
He said he set the clocks ahead on his PC, microwave, vcr, etc.
The management of a water plant set the clocks ahead to see what would happen on 01/01/00.