bang the drum (for something)


bang 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

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  • 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/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

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  • bang 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 — 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

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