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!
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toot one’s own horn

verb
See also: horn, own, toot
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As an artist, Tito knows that no matter how beautiful the score, it depends on the symphony which will play it, and in this Tito has proven himself as the skillful conductor of 24 independent republics who like to toot their own horn, beat their own drum and sing their own song.
While it examines all school activities, Swanson says she enjoys working with support professionals because they "do not toot their own horn enough."
I guess expecting the pharmaceutical industry to not toot their own horn, and to not overemphasize the benefits or underemphasize the ill effects of their products is unrealistic and expecting too much; however, by informing all we have the privilege to serve that heredity is only 10-15% genetic and 85-90% habit, we will make a great dent in the war against premature aging and disease promotion by effectively convincing Jane and John Q.
It is easy to take these folks for granted, though, because they don't toot their own horn. They're everyday people, not celebrities.
Foundations were reluctant to toot their own horns, and shied away from the limelight.
Generally, Filipinos don't like it when people toot their own horns or when someone is being too cocky.
Kevin Garnett insisted "there's nothing really to toot," but there actually are plenty of reasons for the Celtics to toot their own horns. They improved to a league-best 57-15 and have won as many games as they did in their previous two seasons combined.
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.