blow one's own trumpet

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of blow one's own trumpet

British, informal
: to talk about oneself or one's achievements especially in a way that shows that one is proud or too proud
  • He had a very successful year and has every right to blow his own trumpet.

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

trumpet play
  1. : a wind instrument consisting of a conical or cylindrical usually metal tube, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and a flared bell

  2. : a musical instrument (such as a cornet) resembling a trumpet

  3. : a trumpet player

  1. : to blow a trumpet

  2. : to make a sound suggestive of that of a trumpet

  3. : to sound or proclaim on or as if on a trumpet


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