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?
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As his willingness to court unpopularity with fans by speaking of the possibility of their having a sense of entitlement shows, the 47-year-old is a man who marches to the beat of his own drum.
Instead, James marches to the beat of his own drum by stubbornly subverting expectations about what his 'sound' should be-as the tunes in his first two albums, 2013's 'James Reid' and 2015's 'Reid Alert,' assert.
Zeke Smith, 28, is an asset manager from Brooklyn, New York, who marches to the beat of his own drum. (Host Jeff Probst says he will likely be a (http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/news/1005821/survivor-host-jeff-probst-shares-new-insder-details-about-the-fresh-upcoming-season/) standout this season due to his "fresh voice.")
"DS Stone marches to the beat of his own drum," explains another detective when she complains that he's fallen out with her after only two hours.
"DS Stone marches to the beat of his own drum," explains another detective " when she complains that he's fallen out with her after only two hours.
The owner of Newcastle marches to the beat of his own drum and will care little for the Football Association's disciplinary measures.
Pharell picked four artists for the collaboration: New York-based artist Todd James (A guy who always marches to the beat of his own drum. He brings you into his own world, said Pharrell in a series of Supershell videos.); Japanese artist Mr.
before seen "Well, he has only toured with us a few times, maybe three or four, and he marches to the beat of his own drum.
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