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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Moving the clocks forward by an hour would bring the UK in line with Central European Time, which would be good for trade with the Continent, they maintain.
DO these so-called nameless 'experts' consider it was cost effective to conduct a study that switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour would benefit children's health (Mail, October 24)?
Moving the clocks forward one hour from 1am will mean extra daylight later in the day.
Back home in Britain, advocates of this nearly 100-year-old practice say moving the clocks forward for an extra hour of daylight during summer is vital in preventing accidents on the roads.
No doubt someone will tumble to the idea that in winter we should shift the clock back at sunrise and have another hour of daylight but this will have to be matched by moving the clocks forward at sunset 'to catch up.
IAM wants a double summertime system of moving the clocks forward by one hour throughout the entire year, while still putting them forward in spring and back in autumn.
Would it help if I rang the Royal Observatory at Greenwich to see if they could chip in by moving the clocks forward a couple of minutes?
Ministers are looking at moving the clocks forward all year round.
I have to say though, judging by the appalling weather on Friday last, the person who authorised moving the clocks forward three months on that day should have been summarily hung, drawn and quartered.
He said he would "redress that imbalance" and called for extended summer trading by moving the clocks forward from March to October.
But moving the clocks forward wasn't just a test; the company has no plans to turn them back.
CHILDREN'S health would bene-fit from switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour, say researchers.
The Huddersfieldbased group says moving the clocks forward to match mainland Europe will save hundreds of lives by reducing accidents.
MOVING the clocks forward by one hour would have massive benefits including midnight barbecues, says MP Albert Owen.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, which is backing the Bill, believes moving the clocks forward would save lives because it would still be light when people came home from work, and there would be fewer accidents on the roads.
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