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

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move 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 move your clock forward tonight or you'll end up oversleeping tomorrow! I hate having to move the clocks forward every spring, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: forward, move
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I'll also have to send them all a text message to make sure they remembered to move their clocks forward an hour on hour on Saturday night
The New World's radicals and innovators and ignoramuses were rearranging all metaphysics to suit themselves and their pragmatism-Ben Franklin adjusted Time Itself, urging people to move their clocks forward in summertime for a brighter workday-and it does seem characteristically American to remove the superstition of value from barbaric yellow metal and print value instead on worthless paper.