set the/(one's) clock(s) forward

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set 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 set your clock forward tonight or you'll end up oversleeping tomorrow! I hate having to set the clocks forward every spring, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: forward, set
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If the Commission's original proposal had passed, the coming weekend would have been the last occasion to set clocks forward, with EU countries then deciding whether to stick to permanent summer timeor switch back in October to permanent winter time.
* Daylight Saving Time Begins: Set clocks forward one hour