"trump up" = inflate

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Apr 13 15:06:59 UTC 2008

A Fox News correspondent reports that even as the "Obama camp" tries to minimize his recent comment about bitterness in Pennsylvania, the "Clinton camp is trying to trump up the statement."

  See, "trump" must be from "trumpet," right?  So, like, "trump up" must mean to inflate something, like when you blow into a trumpet?  Or maybe to make a noise about something, like when you blow into a trumpet.


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