What is the meaning of blowing your own horn?
: 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.
What figure of speech is blowing their own trumpet?
Blow your own trumpet and toot your own horn are two expressions of the same idiom. An idiom is a word, group of words or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal meaning.
What does a bitter pill to swallow mean?
An unpleasant fact, disappointment, or humiliation that is difficult to endure. For example, Failing the bar exam was a bitter pill to swallow, but he plans to try again next year. [ Late 1500s]
What does blowing the shofar symbolize?
It’s called Yom Teruah, the day of blasting the shofar (ram’s horn). While the blower must first take a big breath, the shofar only sounds when the air blows out. This is a symbol for Rosh Hashanah: we must turn inward to fix ourselves so we can then burst out and contribute to the world.
What Angel blows the trumpet?
The Archangel Israfil
The Archangel Israfil late 14th–early 15th century In Islamic belief, as in Christianity, archangels will play a key role in the Last Judgment. Heralding the Day of Resurrection, the angel Israfil blows his trumpet, calling all creatures to assemble in Jerusalem.
What is the meaning of idiom all ears?
Eager to hear something, listening attentively, as in Tell me who else was invited? I’m all ears. [Colloquial; late 1700s] Also see all eyes.
What is the meaning of the idiom fish out of water?
A person away from his or her usual environment or activities. For example, Using a computer for the first time, Carl felt like a fish out of water, or On a hiking trail, Nell was a fish out of water. This expression alludes to the fact that fish cannot survive for long on dry land. [