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English definition of “bang/beat the drum”

bang/beat the drum

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to speak enthusiastically about a belief or idea in order to persuade other people to support it too: Labour are banging the drum for a united Europe.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of bang/beat the drum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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