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 your own horn

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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Quite appropriate for someone who likes blowing his own horn.
Although Brees has done a great deal of philanthropic work, he doesn't spend a great deal of time blowing his own horn.
Not that he's been blowing his own horn, but Kenny G has established a 4 handicap on the links and admits he trades tickets to his concerts for tee times at the exclusive courses that otherwise wouldn't let him on.
Very characteristically, Noel Gallagher, the group's songwriter, is unabashedly blowing his own horn, proclaiming "our band will go down in history as one of the greatest of all time .
Yet Petersen has tackled the full range of supposedly intractable modern industrial issues--import competition, product quality, bureaucratic self-interest, union self-destruction--and won at every turn, without writing a book praising himself, putting himself in his commercials, or otherwise blowing his own horn.
He is, by his admission, a shy person, uncomfortable blowing his own horn in the ear of the national media.
Superintendent Roy Romer, never shy about blowing his own horn, was so excited about the positive side of the results that he jumped the gun and released the grade-by-grade scores a day early in hopes of maximizing publicity for the downtrodden LAUSD.
A year into his tenure, LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer has become a one-man band, often marching to the beat of his own drum and triumphantly blowing his own horn.