drum out of

drum out of (something)

To oust someone publicly, often amid scandal. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drum" and "out." The CEO was drummed out of the company once the papers started reporting on his embezzlement of company funds.
See also: drum, of, out
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drum someone out of something

 and drum someone out
Fig. to expel or send someone away from something, especially in a formal or public fashion. They drummed Bill out of the bridge club for having a bad attitude. The corps drums out a few cadets each year.
See also: drum, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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