turn the/(one's) clock(s) forward

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turn 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 turn your clock forward tonight or you'll end up oversleeping tomorrow! I hate having to turn the clocks forward every spring, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: forward, turn
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It doesn't matter how many times we turn the clocks forward and back and at what time of the year, before long many of us will be leaving the house in the dark and returning without seeing daylight.
The company is encouraging cravers everywhere to make it a special occasion, gather friends and family and enjoy the free burgers before returning home to turn the clocks forward.
It will be too late to do anything to alter Rangers predicament this season, but just may turn the clocks forward again at Ibrox.
If your time-keeping is pre-historic then you need to turn the clocks forward to what Swatch are doing now.