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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We Brummies are notoriously slow to blow our own trumpet.
If true, surely it's time that changed, because if we don't blow our own trumpet nobody else will.
IIf we can briefly blow our own trumpet, you'll struggle to find a better horse-by-horse guide to the Flat season than Horses To Follow - Flat 2004, published to coincide with the Tote/Racing Post Ten To Follow competition.
That it took place on a working day in the middle of the week indicates that there is a need for us to blow our own trumpet as do the Welsh, Scots and Irish.
FOLLOWING the recent article and correspondence about the film industry and Liverpool, as no one else seems to be doing it, I suppose I had better blow our own trumpet.
FAR be it from us to blow our own trumpet, but we have made it on to Music Week's list of the most powerful people in the music industry.
Mr Paul Fagan, managing director of Nene Group, said: "We wanted an agency to help us blow our own trumpet.
Garry Jones, director of music with the service, said: "It's great to have the opportunity to blow our own trumpet.
WE'RE not ones to blow our own trumpet, but we have a new fan.
GREEN GIANTS: Our eco heroes of the week WE'RE never ones to blow our own trumpets, but over at Planet Echo I've just launched a new eco blog.
We work with the most difficult to reach and disenfranchised people, and are far too busy delivering quality services to be able to blow our own trumpets.
We don't want to blow our own trumpets but Little Britain are basically doing what we were doing when we started off.
There's plenty of time to blow our own trumpets once we've crossed the finishing line.
It is up to us to blow our own trumpets and seduce students that engineering is actually a vibrant and exciting area.