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to toot your own horn meaning?

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What's the meaning of "to toot your own horn" idiom? Please give me some examples!

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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Tooting your own horn can give the idea that you are arrogant.
 
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Idiom Usage:

This idiom can have a negative or positive aspect.  Like all bragging or boasting, it depends on the situation and delivery as to the feeling of tooting one's own horn
In Idiom Scenario 1, the feeling is positive since Johnny has done such a good job for a teenager. 
In Idiom Scenario 2, Gary is a bit of a braggart and so the feeling is somewhat negative.
 
This idiom is often used with not to "toot your own horn" but ...     In this form, the feeling can be more positive.
 
This idiom has the following variations.  They all have the same meaning:
  • to toot your own whistle
  • to bang your own drum
  • to beat your own drum
  • to blow your own horn
  • to blow your own trumpet
 
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Idiom Scenario 2:

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 toot his own horn."
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Idiom Scenario 1:


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 toot my own horn but I sure did a good job in here."
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Idiom Definition:


"to toot your own horn"
 
to brag or boast about your accomplishments or achievements
 
Synonyms
boast, bravado, crow, gloat, grandstand, pride, self-satisfaction, swagger, vaunt
 
 
The corporal is tooting his own horn. - - - - ->  an army corporal is showing off his two new corporal chevron stripes on the sleeve of his shirt.




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