One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Talk boastfully about oneself or one's achievements.
boast, brag, sing one's own praises, show off, swank, congratulate oneselfView synonyms
- ‘Now, not to toot my own horn, but don't you think I deserve some credit in this scenario?’
- ‘Do not be conceited, he who blows his own horn will find people are quick to get out of his way.’
- ‘We are not trying to toot our own horn by praising the achievements of Taiwan's agricultural technical teams.’
- ‘I hate to toot my own horn but this is a pretty huge paradigm shift for me.’
- ‘Don't envy, don't boast, don't toot your own horn - ever.’
- ‘He's not a person that blows his own horn at all.’
- ‘Anyhow - I'm not writing to toot my own horn, I am writing to toot yours.’
- ‘He's certainly not shy about tooting his own horn in regard to some of the decisions that were made concerning the script and location shooting.’
- ‘In other words, you're not just blowing your own horn.’
- ‘To toot my own horn, I've been referred to as ‘hot’ upon more than one occasion.’
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