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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Turn back time If the kids are old enough to tell the time, and you are desperate for them to get an early night but know they will protest, save the tantrums by turning the clocks forward an hour so they don't feel too put out about bedtime.
Twice a year, the debate rages over turning the clocks forward in spring then back again in autumn.
Members of the city's Public Works Department, for instance, tested traffic signals at several intersections by turning the clocks forward to see if there were any glitches.
The great thing about this game is that there is always tomorrow and we will soon be turning the clocks forward to the start of the 2003 Turf season next March.