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blow your own horn | blow your own trumpet

This page is about the idiom blow your own horn | blow your own trumpet


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

a. a very shy person

b. not very musical

c. very proud of herself
a) a very shy person b) not very musical c) very proud of herself

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Contributor: Matt Errey