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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!
flourish of trumpets
A musical fanfare. And when I enter, I want to be accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, OK?
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.
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]
barking spiderand 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 barking spider