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Beat the drum for be ostentatiously in support of.

drum-and-trumpet history history in which undue prominence is given to battles and wars, a derogatory term recorded from the late 19th century.

drum someone out expel or dismiss with ignominy, with allusion to the formal military drum beat accompanying dismissal from a regiment.

drum something into make (someone) learn something by constant repetition.

Subjects: Music.

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