Turn the clocks forward - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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turn 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 turn your clock forward tonight or you'll end up oversleeping tomorrow! I hate having to turn the clocks forward every spring, it's such an antiquated custom.
put/turn the ˈclock back return to the past; return to old-fashioned ideas, customs, etc: Sometimes I wish I could turn the clock back to my days as a student. ♢ These new restrictions on medical research will undoubtedly put the clock back (by) 20 years.
References in periodicals archive
It doesn't matter how many times we turn the clocks forward
and back and at what time of the year, before long many of us will be leaving the house in the dark and returning without seeing daylight.
It will be too late to do anything to alter Rangers predicament this season, but just may turn the clocks forward
again at Ibrox.
If your time-keeping is pre-historic then you need to turn the clocks forward
to what Swatch are doing now.