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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We already set the clocks ahead on the second Sunday in March of this year.
Knowing I'd probably meet with this sort of resistance, I had cleverly set the clocks ahead an hour so that my wife would be ready in time to get to the lake before daylight.
He said he set the clocks ahead on his PC, microwave, vcr, etc.
We all just feel sunnier after we set the clocks ahead.
The management of a water plant set the clocks ahead to see what would happen on 01/01/00.
AaAaAeAc all just feel sunnier after we set the clocks ahead.