blow one's trumpet

blow one's (own) trumpet
talk openly and boastfully about one's achievements

he refused to blow his own trumpet and blushingly declined to speak


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  • blow your own trumpet — blow (your) own trumpet British & Australian, American & Australian to tell other people how good and successful you are. Anyone will tell you she s one of the best journalists we ve got, although she d never blow her own horn …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow one's (own) trumpet — chiefly Brit. talk boastfully about one s achievements. → trumpet …   English new terms dictionary

  • blow one's own trumpet — ► blow one s own trumpet talk openly and boastfully about one s achievements. Main Entry: ↑trumpet …   English terms dictionary

  • blow one's own trumpet — BOAST, brag, sing one s own praises, show off, swank, congratulate oneself; N. Amer. informal blow/toot one s own horn; Austral./NZ informal skite. → trumpet * * * blow one s own trumpet To sound one s own praises • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow one's (own) trumpet —  Praise oneself, blow one s stack or top Lose one s temper …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • blow one's own trumpet — brag, boast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To blow one's own trumpet — Blow Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • don't blow your own trumpet — do not boast about one s own accomplishments …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Blow — Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds blow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet — ► NOUN 1) a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. 2) something shaped like a trumpet, especially the tubular central part of a daffodil flower. 3) the loud cry of an elephant. ► VERB (trumpeted, trumpeting)… …   English terms dictionary


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