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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Dr Victoria Revell, Head of Strategic Development at the Surrey Clinical Research Centre, explained: "Moving the clocks forward will result in delaying the clock time of sunrise and thus the time that we receive the morning bright light necessary to keep our body clock on track.
Chu said he became interested in the time change issue when he heard about health risks associated with moving the clocks forward and back.
Mori's support for moving the clocks forward in Japan comes after a deadly heat wave this summer in Tokyo.
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.' In this way there would be an extra hour of daylight, but to do it daily?
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.
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