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 Daylight Savings Bill, put forward by Tory MP Rebecca Harris, proposes a three-year trial of putting the clocks forward.
The researcher added: "This strengthens the public health argument for the Daylight Saving Bill currently under consideration by the House of Commons, which proposes putting the clocks forward by an extra hour all year round.
Putting the clocks forward an extra hour has been proposed in the past - but ministers have always insisted it needs comprehensive support.
A CAMPAIGN to save lives by putting the clocks forward another hour could be blocked - because it would upset City bankers.
BRITISH Summer Time -the practise of putting the clocks forward by an hour in summer to make the most of the daylight hours, was introduced in Britain in 1916.
Putting the clocks forward in the early hours of Sunday morning meant an extra hour of sunlight and the beginning of the British summer time.
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