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.
See also: forward, put
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Some go quiet, the rest remind me I haven't been in the bookies as a winner for two years, when Sprinter Sacre put so much daylight between himself and the runner-up in this race that people in nearby homes put their clocks forward two weeks early.
Russians put their clocks forward one hour but did not put them back in winter time.
Some people put their clocks forward instead of back and thus start the day two hours before everybody else and wonder why the roads are so quiet and the paper shop isn't open.
NOW people in the North East have put their clocks forward there is no excuse not to exercise in the evenings, health bosses said.
HOUSEHOLDERS are being encouraged to check their smoke alarms as they put their clocks forward next weekend.
What's more, the Swiss have to play behind closed doors because of misbehaviour by their fans - some refused point blank last weekend to put their clocks forward an hour.
And in a strange incident, Mr Shatter referred in a press release to TV alien Dr Who - known as the Time Lord - labelling himself as the minister with "responsibility for time" when reminding people to put their clocks forward.
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