Definition of drum someone out in English:

drum someone out

phrasal verb

  • Expel or dismiss someone with ignominy from a place or institution.

    ‘he was drummed out of the air force’
    • ‘I suspect he thought I intended to cut off his uniform buttons and drum him out of the service then and there.’
    • ‘Asked why Ford was not drummed out of the British Army Heath retorted, ‘I am not responsible for discipline in the British Army.’’
    • ‘The major must wait to discover whether he will be drummed out of the British Army, pending an internal investigation, while it's probable Whittock will lose his job as well.’
    • ‘Many senior leaders would've screamed at the younger captain, maybe even drummed him out of the Corps for grumbling at an order.’
    • ‘He had been a senior chief petty officer when he was drummed out of the service for improper use of Navy resources.’
    • ‘The Rugby League Professionals Association has now questioned the way Tilse was drummed out of the game.’
    • ‘Young Tenryu had been drummed out of the sport in the early 1930's after attempting to reform the antiquated system.’
    • ‘Though she was drummed out of the service, she convinced the guards to let her have ‘one last stroll’ through the base.’
    • ‘The Labour MP could be told today whether he will be drummed out of the party over his anti-war comments.’
    • ‘Born to a farming family in Howsham in 1800, he was drummed out of the community aged 15 for fathering an illegitimate child.’
    expel from, dismiss from, discharge from, throw out of, oust from
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