blow (one's) own horn

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blow (one's) own horn

To boast or brag about one's own abilities, skills, success, achievements, etc. I don't mean to blow my own horn, 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 horn!
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blow one's own horn

 and toot one's own horn
Fig. to brag. Gary sure likes to toot his own horn. "I hate to blow my own horn," said Bill, "but I am always right."
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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]
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blow your own horn

AMERICAN
If you blow your own horn, you tell people good things about yourself. I don't go around blowing my own horn, it's true. Note: The usual British expression is blow your own trumpet. Note: In the past, the arrival of important people in a place was announced by the playing of trumpets.
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blow (or toot) your own horn

talk boastfully about yourself or your achievements. North American
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I don't say this to blow my own horn, but my ring-mastering was an introduction to a new era of ringmasters," he said during a recent interview.
I say this not to blow my own horn but to give you an indication I have at least some brains.
Mark continued in our telephone interview, "I don't really want to blow my own horn but in the three and a half years I've been here we've been able to increase revenues 100 percent.
Well, to tell you the truth, to blow my own horn, and I'm hard pressed to do so, but you know what?
Not to blow my own horn, but I think it's just desire, a will,'' Brand said.
At the risk of seeming to blow my own horn, the reviewer is wrong to imply that Out at Work is the first major study of gay-labor alliances.
And not to blow my own horn or anything, but the results of the academic study about auditors also left me a bit non-plussed.
I don't want to blow my own horn but [being a former pro] helps," he admitted.
First of all I will blow my own horn," this man writes.