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    blow your own horn

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    blow your own horn or toot your own horn
    US informal : to talk about yourself or your achievements especially in a way that shows that you are proud or too proud
    ▪ We've had a very successful year, and I think we have a right to blow our own horn [=(Brit) blow our own trumpet] a little.


    Do you omit "own"?

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    Re: blow your own horn

    Hello Daruma,

    I would include "own"; and as a BrE-speaker, I would use either "horn" or "trumpet" (depending on my musical leanings of the moment).

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    Re: blow your own horn

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    blow your own horn or toot your own horn
    US informal : to talk about yourself or your achievements especially in a way that shows that you are proud or too proud
    ▪ We've had a very successful year, and I think we have a right to blow our own horn [=(Brit) blow our own trumpet] a little.


    Do you omit "own"?
    Definitely keep "own". This idiom just wouldn't sound right without "own".

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    Re: blow your own horn

    Yes; it would sound oddly literal, without "own".

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    Re: blow your own horn

    And I would blow not toot.

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