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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This is a handy place for indulging in self-promotion and tooting your own horn. The recognition which has been so elusive is about to come your way.
Your stars favour getting personal exposure and tooting your own horn. Contacts you make now could trigger a surprising sequence of events.
These can be difficult to ask for if you don't like tooting your own horn, but well-written, results-oriented testimonials from highly respected people are powerful for future sales.
"So if you're a high performer, [you know how] to go about tooting your own horn or have others toot it for you."
Acting as one's own public relations person is uncomfortable for some people; it's "tooting your own horn." But there's nothing wrong with that, provided it's done in good taste and without crossing the line from acceptable assertiveness to unpleasant aggressiveness.