march different drummer

drummer

[druhm-er]
noun
1.
a person who plays a drum.
2.
a commercial traveler or traveling sales representative.
Idioms
3.
march to a different drummer, to be motivated by a different set of values than the average person.

Origin:
1565–75; drum1 + -er1

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drummer (ˈdrʌmə)
 
n
1.  a person who plays a drum or set of drums
2.  chiefly (US) a salesman, esp a travelling salesman
3.  slang (Austral), (NZ) the slowest shearer in a team

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