different drummer

Definition of different drummer

US

  1. —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

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

    :  not the same: such as

    :  distinct

  1. :  differently

drummerplay
  1. :  traveling salesman


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