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march to (the beat of) a different drum

To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm. My brother's eschewed the idea of a full-time career and has had every oddball job you could think of, but then he's always been happy marching to the beat of a different drum. Look, I respect the fact that you like to march to a different drum, but do you have to make a point of doing everything in a counter-cultural way?
See also: beat, different, drum, march

march to (the beat of) (one's) own drum

To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm. My brother's eschewed the idea of a full-time career and has had every oddball job you could think of, but then he's always been happy marching to the beat of his own drum. Look, I respect the fact that you like to march to your own drum, but do you have to make a point of doing everything in a counter-cultural way?
See also: beat, drum, march

march to (one's) own beat

To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm. My brother's eschewed the idea of a full-time career and has had every oddball job you could think of, but then he's always been happy marching to his own beat. Look, I respect the fact that you like to march to your own beat, but do you have to make a point of doing everything in a counter-cultural way?
See also: beat, march

An army marches on its stomach.

Prov. An army needs a regular supply of food in order to keep on fighting. The invading army will soon have to pull back. An army marches on its stomach, and they're out of food.
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Since the marches, dozens of groups -- from immigrant-rights activists to political associations -- have launched citizenship and voting drives to focus the momentum created by the mass protests into political clout.
The experience is that these marches have backfired,'' said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group advocating tighter border controls.
The long-term effects of the marches have been felt from the very first one.
Marches have also served an important economic role in developing groups, emphasizes Dianne Hardy-Garcia, executive director of this year's march.
As past marches have done, this year's march will feature a diverse range of speakers.
Carter, who was on the boards of the 1987 and 1993 marches, told the board in a December meeting, "If I continue to hear about the 50% people of color on the MMOW board, I'm going to scream.
But we don't have one basic thing that we asked for in 1979," says Tyler, a veteran organizer of the 1979, 1987, and 1993 marches.
PHOTO Rodrigo Garay of Los Angeles marches down Laurel Cany on Boulevard during a protest against the California Civil Rights Initiative, on the November ballot.
The idea for the national assembly came from Robin Tyler, a veteran activist who has organized women's music festivals as well as the rallies at the three previous gay and lesbian marches on Washington.