One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be ostentatiously in support of (or in opposition to)‘he limited campaign contributions in order to beat the drum against political action committees’‘he bangs the drum of the free market’
- ‘Deputy chair of Scottish Enterprise, he bangs the drum for business formation, pushing resources into the best growth prospects.’
- ‘She said: ‘It is absolutely vital we have an assembly with political clout which can bang the drum for the region over transport.’’
- ‘And I'll continue to beat the drum for those companies and agencies brave enough to push the proverbial envelope.’
- ‘Now we have to got to beat the drum of English Heritage.’
- ‘While Hewitt bangs the drum for Edinburgh, he lives in Glasgow's west end.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Eyre certainly suffers his share of trials, however, and is often exhausted by the constant pressure of banging the drum for subsidised theatre.’
- ‘They should be… balancing their coverage, not banging the drum for one side or the other.’
- ‘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.’’
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