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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?
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BEAT THE DRUM was inspired by a visit to East and South Africa by producer W.
Pepper is reluctant to beat the drum about his side's ambitions and reckons that the school's Under-15 team might even be stronger contenders, but it will be a surprise if the current squad cannot put together a decent challenge.
Let's beat the drum for the poor, fleeced and conned rotten customer.
But perhaps it's up to underwriters themselves to beat the drum not only for better underwriting resources but also for the wide-ranging skills and expertise they bring to a complicated, captivating and necessary role.
com/research/872z9p/mobile_graphics_s) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Graphics: Smartphones Beat the Drum to Which All Markets March" report to their offering.
Chief Sports Writer in Cape Town David Beckham beat the drum for England ahead of tonight's World Cup draw and insisted: We fear no one.
Each team had 13 members - 12 to paddle and one to beat the drum to direct the pace.
There was no new material to promote but that didn't matter as we enjoyed a mix of songs including Everything You See, Beat the Drum, Edge of the World and Skye.
From Beat The Drum to Protect And Survive, they played as if the wind was at their backs.
Douglas will beat the drum for the Spanish island of Majorca at international tourism fairs over the next four years.
Tell me more about this year's Beat The Drum festival, on the shores of Loch Ness.