to blow your own horn



Idiom Definition

"to blow your own horn"

to brag or boast about your accomplishments or achievements

Idiom Definition - to blow your own horn

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to blow your own horn

Johnny's bedroom had been a disaster until he decided to grab the bull by the horns and clean it up.    There had been clothes and dirty dishes and papers everywhere.  Now, Johnny's room is spic and span.  It is clean as a whistle.  Everything is organized.  Johnny is feeling quite proud of himself for doing such a good job when his mother comes to his room.  Johnny's mother's eyes open wide with astonishment.  Johnny says...

"Not to blow my own horn but I sure did a good job in here."

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to blow your own horn

Gary is an athlete.  He is good looking with a fine physical form.  He competes in iron man competitions.  He has a great job and makes a lot of money.  Unfortunately, Gary is not shy to boast about his life and looks and accomplishments.

"Gary likes to blow his own horn."



to blow your own horn - Usage:

formal<---------------|---X------------>informal


to blow your own horn - Gerund Form:

Blowing your own horn can give the idea that you are arrogant.

to blow your own horn - Examples:

1)  I blow my own horn when I feel proud of my performance.

2)  You blow your own horn when you wish to draw attention to yourself.

3)  He blows his own horn when he finishes a difficult task.

4)  She blows her own horn because she is arrogant.

5)  We blow our own horns because we like to brag.

6)  You (all) blow your own horns when you (all) win the competitions.

7)  They blow their own horns as a way to advertise their products.

8)  I should be proud to blow my own horn -- if I don't honestly, will anyone else?

9)  I love to blow my own horn about it and I used to show off about it in front of my family.

10)  Without wishing to blow my own horn, I made a better one last weekend.

11)  I am quite attractive (without blowing my own horn).

12)  I don't like blowing my own horn but whenever I make appointments I keep them! 

13)  Sometimes it's important to sing your own song, to blow your own horn

14)  Do you like to blow your own horn?

15)  Since you are going to blow your own horn, it has to be done in discreet, subtle diplomatic and expert manner.

16) A person who has to blow his own horn lacks modesty and invites derision. 

17)  The scholar should never blow his own horn and make himself to be super human or special.

18)  Looks like you wouldn't need me as you're too busy blowing your own horn.

19) Tips include speaking words of affirmation, blowing your own horn, dressing the part, and using body language effectively. 

20)  He's blowing his own horn all day long and it absolutely gets on our nerves.