march to (one's) own beat

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march to (one's) own beat

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 his own beat. Look, I respect the fact that you like to march to your own beat, but do you have to make a point of doing everything in a counter-cultural way?
See also: beat, march, own
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I tell everybody that he marches to his own beat,'' Henry Camosse, Francis' father, said.
That episode only confirmed that Khabibulin marches to his own beat.
An avid go-kart racer during the offseason, Stevens by all accounts marches to his own beat.
He marches to his own beat, rapidly followed by his army of liberal followers who look only to the next election.