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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Jim has never been the type to blow his own trumpet.
That he didn't blow his own trumpet is a further indication of his deferential manner.
NEVER one to blow his own trumpet if someone else can do it for him, the Fly on the Wall calls to say he can wait no longer to highlight the accuracy of his late-spring suggestion that the jockeys' big night out for the Lesters would return to London.
She said: "He always wants to help people but he is not one to blow his own trumpet.
And Higgins, who has fought a long battle with throat cancer, has never been afraid to blow his own trumpet.
Sir Bobby, never one to blow his own trumpet, admitted today: "Real Mallorca will see me a big scalp for them and this will be another reason why they will want to knock Newcastle out of the UEFA Cup.
A YOUNG Bridgend boy is to blow his own trumpet - on stage in a national competition.
BRIAN ROBERTS loves to blow his own trumpet - especially to his coleus plants.
JONATHON Harper has reason to blow his own trumpet after picking up an award for "most improved player" in his band.
He's not the sort to blow his own trumpet, so let me do it for him: You'll be missed, Steve.
Joe Fanning, described by Mark Johnston as champion jockey material but not one to blow his own trumpet
Bruce will never blow his own trumpet but there are plenty of us who will.
He is not one to blow his own trumpet and perhaps I have failed to blow his trumpet for him.
The Dunfermline-born songwriter, 60, who shot to fame as the prog rockers' wild-haired frontman, didn't blow his own trumpet over the gong for services to music.
THE Goose has never been one to blow his own trumpet or talk up his chances, but he surely does not need a sports psychologist to tell him he is a world class player who now truly belongs in the highest echelons of the game.