One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Expel or dismiss someone with ignominy from a place or institution.‘he was drummed out of the air force’
expel from, dismiss from, discharge from, throw out of, oust fromView synonyms
- ‘The major must wait to discover whether he will be drummed out of the British Army, pending an internal investigation, while it's probable Whittock will lose his job as well.’
- ‘The Rugby League Professionals Association has now questioned the way Tilse was drummed out of the game.’
- ‘Though she was drummed out of the service, she convinced the guards to let her have ‘one last stroll’ through the base.’
- ‘I suspect he thought I intended to cut off his uniform buttons and drum him out of the service then and there.’
- ‘Asked why Ford was not drummed out of the British Army Heath retorted, ‘I am not responsible for discipline in the British Army.’’
- ‘The Labour MP could be told today whether he will be drummed out of the party over his anti-war comments.’
- ‘He had been a senior chief petty officer when he was drummed out of the service for improper use of Navy resources.’
- ‘Born to a farming family in Howsham in 1800, he was drummed out of the community aged 15 for fathering an illegitimate child.’
- ‘Many senior leaders would've screamed at the younger captain, maybe even drummed him out of the Corps for grumbling at an order.’
- ‘Young Tenryu had been drummed out of the sport in the early 1930's after attempting to reform the antiquated system.’
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