beat the

beat the

drum/drums
To give enthusiastic public support or promotion: a politician who beats the drum for liberalism.
See also: beat
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If the redskins have won," he said, "they will beat the tom-tom; it is always their sign of victory.
To his amazement Hook signed him to beat the tom-tom, and slowly there came to Smee an understanding of the dreadful wickedness of the order.
Following are the results of the team matches, Eagle's Dream beat The Strikers score 4-1 ,From the Eagle's Dream Ameerullah beat Afnan Mudassir score 11/7, 8/11, 5/11 (19 minutes ), Ashab Irfan beat Abdul Mughni score 11/6, 9/11, 11/8 (27minutes ), Talha bin Zubair beat Mehboob Mehmood score 11/7, 6/11, 11/8 (20 minutes ), Salman Saleem beat Naqash Shahid score 11/8, 10/12, 11/1 (25 minutes ).
Their 4&3 victory sees Holywell, who beat the North Wales club in the final last season, play Rhuddlan in round two.
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