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blow one's own trumpet

Slang definitions & phrases for blow one's own trumpet

toot one's own horn

verb phrase

To praise and flatter oneself; advertise one's virtues; boast: I am not ashamed of the text, but of being thought to ''toot my own horn''

[entry form 1940+, blow 1859+, trumpet 1854+; the phrase sound the trumpet of mine own merits is found by 1576]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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