drum into (one)

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drum into (one)

To teach someone something through intense and frequent repetition. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drum" and "into." The teacher tried drumming the material into them before the statewide exam, but he was still concerned they weren't getting it. You never listen to what I'm telling you! Do I have to drum it into you, or what?
See also: drum
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drum something into someone

 and drum something into someone's head; drum something in
Fig. to teach someone something intensely. Her mother had drummed good manners into her. She drummed in good manners day after day.
See also: drum
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The gaffer has been drumming into us about being patient and as soon as we break the line we get going.
"But the manager keeps drumming into us that it is about fine margins.
"But the gaffer has been drumming into us all week to be ready for it but also to make sure we stay disciplined on the park.
They keep drumming into us the more effort you put in the more you will get out of it.
"We had a bit of a wakeup call at half time, the coaches were drumming into us to play our game, to move the ball faster and be patient and play our game rather than going down to their standards.
It's the key message the manager has been drumming into us. Villa away has always been a tough game, we haven't won there in a good while.
I will never forget the head of the school giving us our first Lecture about holistic care and drumming into us that the whole patient was paramount for good nursing care.
"Every team would love to be in our position but the manager's always drumming into us we've got to stay focused."
"We're putting into practice all the things Stuart has been drumming into us and it's a shame he is not around to see it.
The striker explained: "It has been hard this week but we have a lot of good players and the manager was drumming into us that we are a very good side of internationals.
``The gaffer has been drumming into us that we have to be hard to beat and the lads feel the same.
"But the gaffer is drumming into us every single day that there is an awful lot of hard work still to be done."
"The manager and coaches are drumming into us all the time about the passing and the tempo.
Manager Martin O'Neill has had to take a fair bit of flak since, but Hartson responded: ``It has been hard this week but we have a lot of good players and the manager was drumming into us that we are a very good side of internationals.
"But as the boss keeps drumming into us, we're up there on merit.