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toot (one's) own trumpet

To boast or brag about one's own abilities, skills, success, achievements, etc. I don't mean to toot my own trumpet, but this pasta sauce I made is quite delicious! I can't stand being around Marcus since his company became such a massive success. The guy just can't stop tooting his own trumpet!
See also: toot, trumpet

flourish of trumpets

A musical fanfare. And when I enter, I want to be accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, OK?
See also: flourish, of, trumpet

blow your own trumpet

  (British & Australian) also blow/toot your own horn (American & Australian)
to tell other people how good and successful you are Anyone will tell you she's one of the best journalists we've got, although she'd never blow her own horn.
See also: blow, trumpet

blow one's own horn

Also, blow one's trumpet. Brag about oneself, as in Within two minutes of meeting someone new, Bill was blowing his own horn. [Late 1500s]
See also: blow, horn

barking spider

and trumpet spider
n. the imaginary source of the sound of an audible release of intestinal gas. (With reference to the image of a anus.) Heidi, do you know anything about the trumpet spider I keep hearing? Although Dr. Waddlington-Stowe had never heard “barking spider” with reference to the affected part, he caught the connection immediately.
See also: bark, spider

trumpet spider

See also: spider, trumpet
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In addition to providing basic factual information about the development and introduction of the modern trumpet, Koehler also highlights several historic moments, such as virtuoso solo competitions pitting the trumpet against the cornet or keyed bugle, which spurred the adoption of the trumpet as the de facto choice for this instrumental voice.
Michael Garvey, Director BBC National Orchestra of Wales, said: "This Spring's concerts on the road feature some wonderful music, with a magical blend of well-known classics and gems of the trumpet repertoire.
I like to play concertos on "original" [historical] trumpets, and I'm always looking for other challenges like violin and oboe concertos, for which I would use a piccolo trumpet or a flugelhorn.
Although Josef, from Ingleby Barwick, will not be able to play his trumpet at the next match, he can still perform on the drums.
Like Trumpet Major, Coupe De Ville also has valuable track experience, and we think he will handle the ground.
Harbour Watch will hopefully be back for Royal Ascot and Bronterre will love the heavy ground at Newbury, but Trumpet Major is more than able to take his place in the Guineas.
The word trumpet is a diminutive of trumpe, the word used in the Wycliff translation.
She traded improvised vocal statements with Botti's searing trumpet before returning to the tune's familiar lyrics.
The Classical Brits award winner should know, as she's played the trumpet since she was just seven.
The trumpet belonged to Craig Wild who was at the venue to play a concert with drummer Pete Cater's big band.
This collection contains essays by trumpet player and teacher John Haynie, who taught at the U.
introduces a new student trumpet under its Bach brand name.
SPOILSPORT Aussie police ejected the Barmy Army's musical leader from the first day of the Ashes and threatened to arrest him for being in possession of a TRUMPET.
The rest of your fingers flair out when you sip, so it looks like your belting on a trumpet.