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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"I march to my own drum," says Barry Weissler, who's been cleaning up this summer with his new movie-boosted tour of "Chicago." "You have to take care of your major markets with a first national company and then trickle down to the secondaries."
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