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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References in classic literature ?
I will just copy a page or so out of my Day-Book; and this will save me the necessity of blowing my own trumpet -- a contemptible practice of which no high-minded man will be guilty.
The story was twisted and manipulated to make out that I was blowing my own trumpet and claiming I was a world-class player.
At the risk of being accused of blowing my own trumpet, I shall do exactly that.
Rudman was keen to play down her chances, insisting: "I would hate to say I will win a medal as it would be blowing my own trumpet.
Without blowing my own trumpet too much, I think I'm well-liked in the squad, I'm enthusiastic and I'm never afraid to have my say.
He said: "I'm not blowing my own trumpet but a lot of people want me to come back.
Knowing it would break my heart, he softened the blow by telling me I would make a decent living as a professional footballer and - without blowing my own trumpet - I like to think he was right.
Forgive me for blowing my own trumpet (again) but when I broke the news of their bust-up I predicted they were both too smitten to stay apart for long.