make noises

make noises

to talk about something that you might do, but not in a detailed or certain way She's been making noises about going back to college.
See also: make, noise
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As Lee tinkered with the oversensitive gizmo back in Mississippi, lab conversation drifted to speculation on whether fire ants make noises and what they'd sound like if they did.
They didn't know how to cue the ant to make noises.