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Be ostentatiously in support of:‘he bangs the drum of the free market’
- ‘She said: ‘It is absolutely vital we have an assembly with political clout which can bang the drum for the region over transport.’’
- ‘While Hewitt bangs the drum for Edinburgh, he lives in Glasgow's west end.’
- ‘And I'll continue to beat the drum for those companies and agencies brave enough to push the proverbial envelope.’
- ‘Mr Baker added: ‘People do knock Bradford, there is a lot of doom- and gloom-mongering, but we are banging the drum for the city.’’
- ‘Now we have to got to beat the drum of English Heritage.’
- ‘Eyre certainly suffers his share of trials, however, and is often exhausted by the constant pressure of banging the drum for subsidised theatre.’
- ‘What we have here, not unexpectedly, is a publisher banging the drum for his book.’
- ‘Tom Wilson will keep banging the drum for Prestwick regardless of what happens this week.’
- ‘They should be… balancing their coverage, not banging the drum for one side or the other.’
- ‘Deputy chair of Scottish Enterprise, he bangs the drum for business formation, pushing resources into the best growth prospects.’
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