beat the drum for

idi to publicize

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • 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

  • beat the drum for someone or something — tv. to promote or support someone or something. □ I spent a lot of time beating the drum for our plans for the future. □ The senator is only beating the drum for his special interests …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • beat/bang the drum for — to say or write things that strongly support (someone or something) They joined together to beat the drum for their candidate. banging the drum for human rights • • • Main Entry: ↑drum …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • bang 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

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