march to the beat of a different drummer


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Related to march to the beat of a different drummer: march to the beat of his own drum, march to the beat of your own drum

march to the beat of a different drummer

To do something 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 drummer.
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