blow one's own horn

Definition of blow one's own horn

US, informal
:to talk about oneself or one's achievements especially in a way that shows pride or too much pride
  • We've had a very successful year, and I think we have a right to blow our own horn a little.

Word by Word Definitions

blow play
  1. : to be in motion

  2. : to move with speed or force

  3. : to move or run quickly

  1. : an instance of air moving with speed or force : a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

  2. : brag, boasting

  3. : an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)

  1. : flower, bloom

  1. : blossoms

  2. : bloom:2

  1. : a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (such as the fist) or with an instrument

  2. : a hostile act or state : combat

  3. : a forcible or sudden act or effort : assault

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

horn play
  1. : one of the usually paired bony processes that arise from the head of many ungulates and that are found in some extinct mammals and reptiles: such as

  2. : one of the permanent paired hollow sheaths of keratin usually present in both sexes of cattle and their relatives that function chiefly for defense and arise from a bony core anchored to the skull — see cow illustration

  3. : antler


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