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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In 1979, Richard Evanson turned the clocks forward to provide an extra hour of daylight for the Columbia Pictures' movie crew filming the "Blue Lagoon.
Durrant had turned the clocks forward two hours and done me up like a kipper