march to a different drummer


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march to (the beat of) a different drummer

Fig. to believe in a different set of principles. John is marching to a different drummer, and he doesn't associate with us anymore. Since Sally started marching to the beat of a different drummer, she has had a lot of great new ideas.
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march to a different drummer

to be different from other people As long as the schools that are marching to a different drummer just serve poor kids, no one really cares how they try to teach their students.
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march to a different drummer

  (mainly American) also march to a different tune (British)
to behave in a different way or to believe in different things from the people around you While most of the country supported military action, Santini was marching to a different drummer.
See steal a march on
See also: different, drummer, march
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