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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Yes, putting the clock forward (you spring forward and fall back our Penny in the office reminded us earlier this week) is the biggest sign yet that summer is upon us and I can't wait.
Sixty-seven percent of 200 Diet members responding to a survey support putting the clock forward in summer, a nonprofit foundation survey showed Monday.
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