blow (one's) own trumpet

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blow (one's) own trumpet

To boast or brag about one's own abilities, skills, success, achievements, etc. Primarily heard in UK. I don't mean to blow my own trumpet, 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 trumpet!
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blow your own trumpet

BRITISH
COMMON If you blow your own trumpet, you tell people good things about yourself. The three candidates exchanged insults and blew their own trumpets yesterday as each one claimed to be heading for victory. The actress has few equals when it comes to blowing her own trumpet. `You either have it or you don't,' she says. Note: You can say I'm not blowing my own trumpet when you are saying something good about yourself but do not want other people to think you are boasting. I am not blowing my own trumpet but I work a lot quicker than most people. Note: In the past, the arrival of important people in a place was announced by the playing of trumpets. Note: The usual American expression is blow your own horn.
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blow your own trumpet

talk openly and boastfully about your achievements.
1998 Spectator I only mention this to blow my own trumpet…it was a source of great pride to be reinstated at the specific behest of Britain's most distinguished black radical journalist.
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blow your own ˈtrumpet

(especially British English) (American English usually blow/toot your own ˈhorn) (informal) talk proudly about your own achievements, abilities, etc.; praise yourself: I don’t like to blow my own trumpet, but the office was much better run when I was in charge.This phrase refers to the custom of announcing important guests by blowing a loud musical instrument.
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Now, I don't like to blow my own trumpet - apart from on this page of course.
It was like turning up and just working on a cracking new piece of writing, except with lots of toys to play with Actor Jamie Parker, who plays Harry Potter in the award-winning play about the boy wizard I don't want to blow my own trumpet, but over the last few decades just the films I have been involved in have brought hundreds of millions of pounds into the UK economy.
I don't want to blow my own trumpet but I'm not bad-looking and because I look a certain way, I seem to be the target of other people's jealousy.
But without wanting to blow my own trumpet, Daniel now only has another five games to go to equal my record from the start of the 1987/88 season
I'm not one to blow my own trumpet but I'm really pleased.
I'm not going to blow my own trumpet, but I don't think he could dribble and take on defenders like me.
A tale I relate not only to blow my own trumpet, but to show that you should never make assumptions and you should trust your own eyes.
I DON'T like to blow my own trumpet, but a while ago I did say that funky house would soon be very mainstream and In the Morning, by Egypt is a shining example of one of those mainstream tracks.
Not to blow my own trumpet or anything but I can totally hang from my legs without hands and do other fairly cool stuff," she said.
I don't like to blow my own trumpet but I think I'm definitely good enough to play in the Championship and possibly the Premiership.
Far be it for me to blow my own trumpet -if I don't nobody else will,I hear you say -but if the journalists and broadcasters like a player who runs about a lot and gets stuck in as much as he can, there might be a chance for me.
Not wishing to blow my own trumpet about assessing another man's sexual prowess I left the evening considerably better off having won that book.
I'm not one to blow my own trumpet although a 200-1 pay-out deserves to be trumpeted as it will as sure as hell be blown.
Without wanting to blow my own trumpet, I think I do the TV stuff quite well and moving into punditry is something I would like to pursue more and more.
The modest nursing auxiliary, who works part-time at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital, said: "I don't like to blow my own trumpet, but I've been involved with the organisation for a long time and I like to think that I've put a lot of time and effort into it.