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Brag on

Posted by Bob on December 09, 2003

In Reply to: Brag on posted by Bookworm on December 09, 2003

: : : : Hi! I was hoping you could tell me what this means, and where the phrase came from...thanks - Sax

: : : ...and is this just a variation of 'blow your own trumpet' - which is the version I'm familiar with?

: : "Blow your own horn" means brag on yourself.

: I'm from the Midwestern United States and I would have said "brag *about* yourself". Is "brag on (oneself)" strictly Southern?

I've heard it in Ohio, too. Goes along with "waiting on you" which always seemed to me a precarious place to stand.