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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However, at the risk of being perceived as blowing our own trumpet there is some good news for people in Wales.
Why is it that we are afraid of blowing our own trumpet and being proud of what we have achieved?
There's nothing wrong with blowing our own trumpet every now and then but boasting tends to bother people because it comes off as smug and obnoxious.
At the risk of blowing our own trumpet, may I also point out that RRP brought this immensely complex project in ahead of time and returned pounds 20 million to the client.
We're not good at blowing our own trumpet, but there's so much to be proud of.
Is it any wonder that now, with devolution and the prospect of our own Parliament, so many of us are at last blowing our own trumpets.