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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: own, 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 (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!
See also: blow, own, 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, own

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.
See also: blow, own, trumpet

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.
See also: blow, own, trumpet

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

verb
See also: spider, trumpet
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Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature.
We started learning the pocket trumpet last September.
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.
The PBG will accept President's Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner in the hour-long ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Since the trumpets before 1814 (when valves were first used) could not produce the full chromatic scale of thirteen tones in an octave, composers of the Romantic and previous eras confined music for the trumpet to fanfares and filler type sounds.
Good varieties for pots include 'Bell Song'', a fragile-looking type which carries two or three delicate blooms with ivory petals and short, salmon trumpets, or 'Bridal Crown'', a multi-headed double variety with ivory blooms with orange gold centres.
Good varieties for pots include 'Bell Song', a fragile-looking type which carries two or three delicate blooms with ivory petals and short, salmon trumpets, or 'Bridal Crown', a multi-headed double variety with ivory blooms with orange gold centres.
Botti's beautifully burnished trumpet tone was much in evidence on this selection, as was his range.
In the end we had to play on with three instead of the usual four trumpets.
No one knows when the first trumpets were first created.
The trumpet includes the same sturdy hard shell case as other Bach student trumpets and a genuine Vincent Bach 7C mouthpiece.
The spot's not completely done be any means, I still see kids pull out ramps and shred, but after we all turned 19 we started spending our weekends at the bar, hitting trumpets instead of the park busting tricks.
Angels Trumpet A tree-like shrub which is decked with beautiful, large fragrant trumpets all summer.
The flowers, four or five on each tall stem, are elegant trumpets with turned-back tips to the petals.
Xernona Clayton, the creator and executive producer of the Trumpets, said, "Through the generosity and benevolence of Turner Broadcasting, we have been granted a marvelous opportunity and a great future.