different drummer

Definition of different drummer

US
used in phrases such as march to the beat of a different drummer to describe a person who thinks, lives, or behaves in an unusual way
  • His strange behavior was no surprise—he had always marched to (the beat of) a different drummer.
  • Her friends went to college, but she heard a different drummer and moved to the city to be an actor.

Word by Word Definitions

different play
  1. : partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality : dissimilar

  2. : not the same: such as

  3. : distinct

  1. : differently

drummer play
  1. : one that plays a drum

  2. : traveling salesman


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