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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Traditionally, Israelis fight with one another over when to start daylightsaving time; one year, some secular towns unilaterally moved their clocks forward to protest stalling tactics by Orthodox Jewish leaders.