beat the drum
{v. phr.} To attract attention in order to advertise something or to promote someone, such as a political candidate. * /Mrs. Smith has been beating the drum in her town in order to get her husband elected mayor./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • beat the drum — phrasal also beat a drum : to declaim as meritorious or especially significant : publicize or argue noisily publicity men beating the drum about the new star beat the drum for him as a candidate * * * bang/beat/the drum …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the drum — to attract attention. The president said he will beat the drum to build public support for his education program. Usage notes: sometimes followed by for: Who is beating the drum for the parents rights act? …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat the drum — Synonyms and related words: advertise, ballyhoo, bark, beat, beat a tattoo, beat the drums, beat time, bill, blow the trumpet, boost, build up, bulletin, call to arms, call up, campaign for, celebrate, circularize, commemorate, conscript, count,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beat the drum — to speak eagerly about something that you support. Once again she was banging the drum for pre school nurseries. (often + for) The opposition parties are always beating the environmental drum …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat the drum — {v. phr.} To attract attention in order to advertise something or to promote someone, such as a political candidate. * /Mrs. Smith has been beating the drum in her town in order to get her husband elected mayor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat\ the\ drum — v. phr. To attract attention in order to advertise something or to promote someone, such as a political candidate. Mrs. Smith has been beating the drum in her town in order to get her husband elected mayor …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat the drum — phrasal to proclaim as meritorious or significant ; publicize vigorously …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beat the drum for — I see drum I II beat (or bang) the drum for (or against) be ostentatiously in support of (or in opposition to) he limited campaign contributions in order to beat the drum against political action committees | feminists bang the drum for ‘quality… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the drum (for somebody) — beat/bang the ˈdrum (for sb/sth) idiom (especially BrE) to speak with enthusiasm in support of sb/sth • She s really banging the drum for the new system. Main entry: ↑drumidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the drum (for something) — beat/bang the ˈdrum (for sb/sth) idiom (especially BrE) to speak with enthusiasm in support of sb/sth • She s really banging the drum for the new system. Main entry: ↑drumidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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