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Re: Tom-toms

Posted by Bob on December 28, 2004

In Reply to: Tom-toms posted by Tom the tom-tom on December 28, 2004

: Does any of you remember the phrase which has the word tom-tom in it and means to brag about something.
: I guess its something like "beating tom-toms about...".
: And also if I am not being too demanding, could you please include an example usage.

"Beat the drums for" is common enough, meaning to use publicity to stir up interest in something. Publicists are often called "tub thumpers."