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

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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, own
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Roger lived a full and adventurous life and was always known as one to march to the beat of his own drum.
Fuller might march to the beat of his own drum, as Pulis declared in the build-up to this game, but his steps are perfectly in time with the music.
But that time has yet to come and he's always been one to march to the beat of his own drum, which is why he's never been tempted to join a larger real estate firm.
Fuller might march to the beat of his own drum, as Pulis declared in the buildup to this game, but his steps are perfectly in time with the music.
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