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

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

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 ahead tonight or you'll end up oversleeping tomorrow! I hate having to set the clocks ahead every spring, it's such an antiquated custom.
See also: ahead, set
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LIMA, Ohio, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As many people all over the world set their clocks ahead to take advantage of more spring-like daylight, Allan Nott Toyota Honda, an Ohio car dealership, has decided to take its own approach on the changing of the seasons.
org set for August 20-22 when participants in the program will set their clocks ahead to simulate January 1, 2000.
However this year, most computers will require a patch to tell them to set their clocks ahead one hour on the second Sunday of March and set them back one hour on the first Sunday of November.
Ask nightshift workers to be prepared to stay an extra hour in the morning to cover for those who forget to set their clocks ahead.