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

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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.
See also: forward, turn
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As families across the nation turn their clocks forward on Sunday for the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer(R) are urging them to take a moment to think about the importance of fire safety.
Caribou Coffee, the second largest non-franchised coffee house chain in the United States, will give away free shots of espresso all day on Sunday, April 2, and Monday, April 3, after Americans turn their clocks forward one hour thanks to Ben Franklin, the inventor of Daylight Saving Time.