toot (one's) own horn

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toot (one's) own horn

To boast or brag about one's own abilities, skills, success, achievements, etc. I don't mean to toot 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 tooting his own horn!
See also: horn, own, toot
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While it examines all school activities, Swanson says she enjoys working with support professionals because they "do not toot their own horn enough.
It is easy to take these folks for granted, though, because they don't toot their own horn.
Generally, Filipinos don't like it when people toot their own horns or when someone is being too cocky.
The Black Dyke Band, the world's most successful brass ensemble, toot their own horns at Symphony Hall.
But the thing about amazing people is that they are often too busy or humble to toot their own horns.
Kevin Garnett insisted "there's nothing really to toot," but there actually are plenty of reasons for the Celtics to toot their own horns.
A giant green humphead wrasse swam alongside me, a self-appointed tour guide apparently determined to introduce me to scurrying hermit crabs, trees of staghorn coral, and a band of trumpetfish preening as if to toot their own horns, Magical.
Moreover, supervisors can't toot their own horns to gather public support because simply mentioning a success might cause a bank run.
They don't toot their own horns all that much, but on their 10th anniversary, the leaders at Lane County's Commission on Children and Families say they've done quite a lot in the past few years.
Hearing these guys toot their own horns so strenuously is a small price to pay for the pleasures the movie has to offer.
Two more wins and no one will care if they toot their own horns.
So let's show them a little respect and appreciation by letting them toot their own horns, or at least have the orchestra do it for them.