blow one's own horn


To brag about oneself: “Although usually modest, Marilyn had to blow her own horn a bit during the job interview.” Sometimes phrased as “toot one's own horn.”

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Idioms and Phrases with blow one's own horn

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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