proclaim (something) from the housetop(s)

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proclaim (something) from the housetop(s)

To share some news or information publicly and with as many people as possible. I was ready to proclaim from the housetop that we'd be having a baby, but my wife wanted to wait for a while before we made the news public. I know you want to proclaim it from the housetops that you came in first in your class, but you should think about how it might make the other students feel and have a bit of modesty about it.
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Back then, in 1890, they noted, "Instantaneous photographs and newspaper enterprise have invaded the sacred precincts of private and domestic life, and numerous mechanical devices threaten to make good the prediction that 'what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the housetops.
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