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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Politicians aren't usually slow in blowing their own trumpet.
Before anyone says it goes on everywhere, maybe so, but they are not blowing their own trumpet all the time.
Others, who enjoy blowing their own trumpet, impose it anywhere.
BEFORE Denbighshire County Council start blowing their own trumpet on resurfacing work they should take a look at the road surface by Drivers, Prestatyn - absolutely horrendous dangerous potholes.
YOUNGSTERS at a Birkby nursery have been blowing their own trumpet quite literally
The Welsh are not renowned for blowing their own trumpet.
MEMBERS of a Marsden band are blowing their own trumpets after winning PS750 in a competition.
A BAND of musically gifted pupils are blowing their own trumpets after receiving top grades in their latest music exams.
LONDONL -- Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday said it were the Bhuttos who laid their lives down to bring about democracy in Pakistan and not those who were only blowing their own trumpets to take credit for it.
LONDON -- Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday said it were the Bhuttos who laid their lives down to bring about democracy in Pakistan and not those who were only blowing their own trumpets to take credit for it.
TALENTED young musicians will be blowing their own trumpets again this year in a bid to clinch the coveted Caerphilly County Borough Schools' Young Musician of the Year title.
Band members can be forgiven for blowing their own trumpets after a return to competition success.
Blowing their own trumpets this week ( and with justification ( are the BHK (UK) Ltd Horden brass band.
Tesco spokeswoman Florinda Deiana said: 'People from West Bromwich have got a good case for blowing their own trumpets.
IN response to a recent newsletter from Liverpool Vision (Edge Lane project), they're blowing their own trumpets again having been recognised for their 'hard landscaping' excellence.