blow (one's) own horn

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blow (one's) own horn

To boast or brag about one's own abilities, skills, success, achievements, etc. I don't mean to blow my own horn, but this pasta sauce I made is quite delicious! I can't stand being around Marcus ever since his company became such a massive success. The guy just can't stop blowing his own horn!
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blow one's own horn

 and toot one's own horn
Fig. to brag. Gary sure likes to toot his own horn. "I hate to blow my own horn," said Bill, "but I am always right."
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blow one's own horn

Also, blow one's trumpet. Brag about oneself, as in Within two minutes of meeting someone new, Bill was blowing his own horn. [Late 1500s]
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blow your own horn

AMERICAN
If you blow your own horn, you tell people good things about yourself. I don't go around blowing my own horn, it's true. Note: The usual British expression is blow your own trumpet. Note: In the past, the arrival of important people in a place was announced by the playing of trumpets.
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blow (or toot) your own horn

talk boastfully about yourself or your achievements. North American
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blow one’s own horn

and toot one’s own horn
tv. to brag. Gary sure likes to toot his own horn. Say something nice. I’m not one to blow my own horn.
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This will delight his many admirers who know that any and everybody in the late 20th century knows about Robert Evans because (1) He managed to blow his own horn.
As to the question of what influence this has on the market for books in Arabic in Israel, my subjective opinion is that it has no influence, but as the saying goes, a person shouldn't blow his own horn.
A more seasoned attorney would not blow his own horn and certainly wouldn't publicly denigrate a senator by implying that he is not qualified on the subject because he is not a lawyer.
Why did Jerome persistently blow his own horn even to the point of distorting historical reality?
But Little Boy Blue was too fast asleep, hero-in dreams, to blow his own horn.
We have all lost someone important and unique in Gary, and because he would never blow his own horn about who he was and what he did, I am doing it for him now," said Baxter.
They don't recall when Davis signed the lowering of the license tax, instead of just including it in the renewal notices sent out, he had to spend millions issuing refund checks so he could blow his own horn.
Michael Wood is being paid to blow his own horn in Hollywood.