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

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put 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 put your clock forward tonight or you'll end up oversleeping tomorrow! I hate having to put the clocks forward every spring, it's such an antiquated custom.
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Meanwhile, if you're like at least one person I've heard of who put the clock forward on Sunday and hence arrived for work yesterday two hours early, the way to remember it is: Spring forward, Fall (ie.
There are even calls for a move to put the clock forward a further hour during summer, meaning Greenwich Mean Time plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two hours in summer.
Yet if the monarchy is to survive, it must put the clock forward and catch up with the rest of us.
But put the clock forward 50 years and they'll be queuing up for medical services already denied elderly tax payers in today's Britain.
30 I put the clock forward an hour and sound very grumpy as they keep whacking each other across the head with pillows.
Put the clock forward 12 hours and all the cars are back in front of the owners' houses.