One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Talk boastfully about one's achievements.‘he refused to blow his own trumpet and blushingly declined to speak’
boast, brag, sing one's own praises, show off, swank, congratulate oneselfView synonyms
- ‘A spokeswoman for the association added: ‘We just want to blow our trumpet a little, as we are getting things done, which proves that a joint voice really can make a difference.’’
- ‘He seems to already be blowing his trumpet like he did the first time round.’
- ‘Similarly, even today there are some insignificant boisterous Christian groups who blow their trumpet and proselytise in an aggressive way.’
- ‘Others blow their trumpet, but it's all pretty shallow.’
- ‘But in the lead-up to the election she was happy to blow her trumpet over the achievements of her first term.’
- ‘However, the company's new media division is clearly one area where Lawrence could quite easily blow his trumpet.’
- ‘‘To blow our trumpet, because we are really confident about this, we believe we are the only company that has working IP telephony end-to-end,’ he said.’
- ‘He would have been excused had he chosen to blow his trumpet a little, but that is not his style.’
- ‘It's perhaps not widely known because we don't always blow our trumpet.’
- ‘I'm not trying to blow my trumpet but it felt like the right thing to do…’
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