beat the drum
phrasal to proclaim as meritorious or significant ; publicize vigorously

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beat the drum — {v. phr.} To attract attention in order to advertise something or to promote someone, such as a political candidate. * /Mrs. Smith has been beating the drum in her town in order to get her husband elected mayor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat the drum — {v. phr.} To attract attention in order to advertise something or to promote someone, such as a political candidate. * /Mrs. Smith has been beating the drum in her town in order to get her husband elected mayor./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Beat of drum — Beat Beat, n. 1. A stroke; a blow. [1913 Webster] He, with a careless beat, Struck out the mute creation at a heat. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beat the Clock — For the Sparks song, see Beat the Clock (Sparks song). Beat the Clock Genre Game show Presented by Bud Collyer (1950–1961) Jack Narz (1969–1972) …   Wikipedia

  • Beat the Clock (Sparks song) — Infobox Single Name = Beat the Clock Artist = Sparks from Album = No. 1 In Heaven Released = July, 1979 Format = 7 , 12 Recorded = 1979 Genre = Disco New Wave Length = 4:24 3:49 (7 edit) Label = Virgin Records Writer = Ron Mael, Russell Mael… …   Wikipedia

  • To beat the dust — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat the hoof — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat the wing — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat the rap — Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. [1913 Webster] The men of the city . . . beat at the door. Judges. xix. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bang the Drum All Day — Infobox Song Name = Bang the Drum All Day Artist = Todd Rundgren Album = The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect Published = Released = 1983 track no = 7 Recorded = Genre = Pop rock Length = 3:32 Composer = Todd Rundgren Label = Rhino Producer =… …   Wikipedia

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