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blow your own horn | blow your own trumpet

Meaning: If you blow your own horn, or blow your own trumpet, you proudly boast about your own talents and successes.

For example:

  • I hate the way Barry always blows his own horn, and I get sick of hearing about all the amazing things he's done.

  • Lorraine says that if you want to be successful in the fashion business, you really have to blow your own trumpet.

Quick Quiz:

Georgina says she finds it difficult to blow her own horn because she is
  1. a very shy person
  2. not very musical
  3. very proud of herself

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