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bang the drum

To voice one's support for something. Quit banging the drum for that candidate—he is simply not qualified for the job.
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bang the drum

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beat the drum

If you bang the drum or beat the drum for something or someone, you support them strongly and publicly. The trade secretary promised to `bang the drum for industry'. If the French want to beat the drum on behalf of French culture, good luck to them.
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bang/beat the ˈdrum (for somebody/something)

(especially British English) speak with enthusiasm in support of somebody/something: She’s really banging the drum for the new system.
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A TEESSIDE charity is banging the drum to support people living with disabilities.
Namely, Liberal Democrat councillor Dr Wendy Taylor banging the drum in Newcastle for the introduction of a levy on cheap booze to lower the cost of pounds 1.7bn spent annually on alcohol related admissions to the NHS by looking for a wider package of measures tackling "affordability, availability and promotion of alcohol".
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Undoubtedly the Nats will continue banging the drum for independence.
"That is why it is more important than ever before for (regions such as the North-East) to have a strong voice and strategic leadership - banging the drum for the region in the corridors of power".
If nationalism was the buzz they claim it to be then why did they take such a mauling at the elections?Everywhere I went prior to the elections someone was banging the drum for Plaid.
Band leader John Hemmingham said: "We are very proud to again be banging the drum for England.
Now the council has someone who will be banging the drum for our history and heritage."
"That is why it is more important than ever before for (regions such as the North-East) to have a strong voice and strategic leadership ( banging the drum for the region in the corridors of power".