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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Talented Anjali Rajesh marched to the beat of her own drum and rocked her way to becoming the only female jazz drummer in the kingdom.
Margaret Simey marched to the beat of her own drum but never, ever forgot that her duties and loyalty were to the peo-ple of Toxteth.
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