drum into

phrasal verb

drummed into; drumming into; drums into
: to force (something) to be learned by (someone) by repeating it over and over again
Our teacher drummed the lesson into our heads.
The importance of saying "please" and "thank you" was drummed into us as children.

Examples of drum into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least that’s what was drummed into me growing up. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 But as children grow and develop their own identity, boundaries are redefined and the foundational rules drummed into us are questioned. Scott Bay, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 July 2023 But the movie set itself the considerable challenge of rehabilitating a toy that, to many women, exemplifies unrealistic and harmful standards of physical beauty, drummed into girls from an early age. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 20 July 2023 The narratives drummed into them inside jail have been reinforced by propaganda outside that promotes the national security law with board games, competitions and cute mascots directed largely at children and preteens, alongside the shrinking space for criticism. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, 8 June 2023

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“Drum into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drum%20into. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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