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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And if it sounds like we're blowing our own horn, we'll admit to feeling proud of our track record--such longevity is relatively rare among "niche" publications like GUN DOG, so yes, we are mighty happy--and proud--to be here.
FROM THE BLOWING OUR OWN HORN department comes news that an article in the July 2006 issue of University Business won an award from the Association of Marketing Communication Professionals.
Without blowing our own horn, people are starting to take us seriously.
Okay, so we're blowing our own horn here, just a little: Gardner Publications, Inc.
I know that sounds like we're just blowing our own horn," he said, "but Tandem Brick really is a good example of something that's becoming more difficult to find--a relatively small, independently owned business that is successful primarily because of the kind of service we provide.
However, at the risk of blowing our own horn, I'd recommend the following reading: Black Enterprise Guide to Starting Your Own Business by Wendy Beech (John Wiley & Sons, $19.
And we're not just blowing our own horn -- independent research says it's faster and more accurate than the competition, and industry press reports are glowing.