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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True military heroes do not brag of their combat experience and don't go around blowing their own horn or get someone to blow it for them, if you catch my drift.
CAR companies enjoy blowing their own horn as they launch a revamp of their range.
They were blowing their own horn," said Bob Tisch, the Giants' co-owner, of Policy, who spent the week before re-stating publicly how much more San Francisco needed Hampton than New York.
In July's first edition there were lawyers and mediators blowing their own horns like Sousa's brass section; but one ad shone out like a nova in a nearby galaxy.
Internal IT departments are good at blowing their own horns and building empires, promising companies a competitive advantage if only they are given carte blanche to pursue their endless schemes.
If you can get past the pompous chapter titles like "Saving the Oceans," and "Protecting the Constitution," you're likely to find enough nuggets to keep you going, and perhaps in the end make you wish that there were a few more like him out there, blowing their own horns in full, discordant exuberance.