Blow your own horn/trumpet // Like a broken record // Blow the whistle

Today we will review three new idioms. Blow your own horn/trumpet, Like a broken record, and Blow the whistle. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.

 

IDIOMMEANING
Blow your own horn/trumpetTo tell everyone proudly about your achievements
Like a broken recordSomeone or something that annoyingly repeats itself
Blow the whistleTo report someone’s wrongdoing to someone (such as the police) who can stop the wrongdoing

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN/TRUMPET

#EXAMPLES
1Stop blowing your own horn. It’s annoying.
2Michael always blew his own horn.
3I am usually quite humble, but I felt like blowing my own horn today.

LIKE A BROKEN RECORD

#EXAMPLES
1He was starting to sound like a broken record.
2She’s always complaining about how he treats her. She sounds like a broken record.
3You sound like a broken record.

BLOW THE WHISTLE

#EXAMPLES
1The bank manager blew the whistle on the employee by telling his boss about the illegal activity.
2He was fired for blowing the whistle on the company’s mismanagement of accounts.
3The young attorney blew the whistle on his boss.

 

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