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.’’
- ‘I'm not trying to blow my trumpet but it felt like the right thing to do…’
- ‘He would have been excused had he chosen to blow his trumpet a little, but that is not his style.’
- ‘But in the lead-up to the election she was happy to blow her trumpet over the achievements of her first term.’
- ‘It's perhaps not widely known because we don't always blow our trumpet.’
- ‘Similarly, even today there are some insignificant boisterous Christian groups who blow their trumpet and proselytise in an aggressive way.’
- ‘He seems to already be blowing his trumpet like he did the first time round.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Others blow their trumpet, but it's all pretty shallow.’
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