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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The United States founding father Benjamin Franklin first had the idea to put the clocks forward during summer in 1784.
Finally, the dark mornings, dark nights, and chronic Vitamin D deficiencies will be behind us, as we put the clocks forward tonight and herald the dawn of spring.
ROAD safety charity Brake is renewing calls for the government to put the clocks forward by an hour all year-round.
To maximise sunlight during waking hours, we put the clocks forward by an hour each spring, changing from Greenwich Meantime (GMT) to British Summer Time (BST).
At the turn of the 20th century, Willett, a horse rider, was frustrated by the wasted summer daylight early in the morning, so he sparked a campaign to put the clocks forward by 20 minutes during each week of April and back again by 20 minutes in each week of September.
HELPING HANDS: Models put the clocks forward for the Mercury in March 1982.
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