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to beat your own drum meaning?

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What's the meaning of "at your own drum" idiom? Please give me some examples!

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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Beating your own drum can give the idea that you are arrogant.

 
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Idiom Usage:

This idiom can have a negative or positive aspect.  Like all bragging or boasting, it depends on the situation and delivery as to the feeling of beating one's own drum. 
In Idiom Scenario 1, the feeling is positive since Johnny has done such a good job for a teenager. 
In Idiom Scenario 2, Gary is a bit of a braggart and so the feeling is somewhat negative.
 
This idiom is often used with not to "beat your own drum" but ...     In this form, the feeling can be more positive.
 
This idiom has the following variations.  They all have the same meaning:
  • to blow your own horn
  • to toot your own horn
  • to toot your own whistle
  • to bang your own drum
  • to blow your own trumpet
 
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Idiom Scenario 2:


Gary is an athlete.  He is good looking with a fine physical form.  He competes in iron man competitions.  He has a great job and makes a lot of money.  Unfortunately, Gary is not shy to boast about his life and looks and accomplishments.
"Gary likes to beat his own drum."
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Idiom Scenario 1:



Johnny's bedroom had been a disaster until he decided to grab the bull by the horns and clean it up.    There had been clothes and dirty dishes and papers everywhere.  Now, Johnny's room is spic and span.  It is clean as a whistle.  Everything is organized.  Johnny is feeling quite proud of himself for doing such a good job when his mother comes to his room.  Johnny's mother's eyes open wide with astonishment.  Johnny says...
"Not to beat my own drum but I sure did a good job in here."
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Idiom Definition:


"to beat your own drum"
 
to brag or boast about your accomplishments or achievements
 
Synonyms
boast, bravado, crow, gloat, grandstand, pride, self-satisfaction, swagger, vaunt
 
 
To literally beat your own drum. - - - - ->  a balding bearded man wearing a red formal jacket is watching his sheet music and beat on a large drum.




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