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English definition of “drum sb out of sth”

drum sb out of sth

phrasal verb with drum     /drʌm/ verb [I or T] (-mm-)
to force someone to leave a job , group , etc., often because they have behaved in a way that is not considered acceptable : The minister was drummed out of office when it was discovered that he had been taking bribes .Firing staff and being fired
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