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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But Deol, who has had hits such as Dev D and Socha Na Tha and abysmal flops, marches to his own beat. The 42-year-old, who belongs to the Deol acting dynasty, accepted the role in Nanu Ki Jaanu because it had that 'K' factor.
"I tell everybody that he marches to his own beat,'' Henry Camosse, Francis' father, said.
JIMMY DAVIS is a rapper who marches to his own beat. Lyrically he spurns themes celebrating violence, hedonism and materialism in favour of songs with more of a social conscience.