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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DON'T FORGET TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD AN HOUR AT 1AM TOMORROW
THIS afternoon, at four o'clock (or three, if you haven't put your clocks forward) the Baggies match up against the Mags at The Hawthorns.
CLOCK ON * HAVE you put your clocks forward one hour for the start of British Summer Time?
And at the end of the month, on March 27, British Summer Time commences, so remember to put your clocks forward one hour at 1.00 a.m.--assuming there has been no government action to change this in the meantime.
It will be officially here this weekend - don't forget to put your clocks forward.
DON'T forget to put your clocks forward tonight for the start of British Summer Time.
BELIEVE it or not, it's British Summer Time tomorrow, so don't forget to put your clocks forward by one hour.
To some it's no more dishonest than telling your boss after arriving an hour late for work that you'd forgotten to put your clocks forward.