shout (something) from the rooftop(s)

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shout (something) from the rooftop(s)

To share some news or information publicly and with as many people as possible. I was ready to shout that we'd be having a baby from the rooftops, but my wife wanted to wait for a while before we made the news public. I know you want to shout it from the rooftop that you came in first in your class, but you should have a bit of modesty about it.
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shout from the rooftops

Announce publicly, as in Just because I won first prize you needn't shout it from the rooftops. This term alludes to climbing on a roof so as to be heard by more people. A similar phrase, using housetops, appears in the New Testament (Luke 12:3): "That which ye have spoken ... shall be proclaimed upon the housetops." [c. 1600]
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shout something from the rooftops

If you shout something from the rooftops, you let a lot of people know about something because you are particularly excited or angry about it. I would love to be able to shout our results from the rooftops. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops: Cody is innocent! Note: Other verbs are sometimes used instead of shout. While our rivals on the right are screaming their opinions from the rooftops, we hold back, not wishing to offend anyone.
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shout something from the rooftops

talk about something openly and jubilantly, especially something previously kept secret.
This phrase is adapted from Luke 12:3: ‘that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops’.
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Just like little children, animals have no voice and we can speak and shout from the rooftop for them but to stamp it out the courts need to come down hard on these culprits.
Trainer Pat Kelly is never one to shout from the rooftops and he has charted an unconventional path to Cheltenham this year, including a win back over hurdles, but he obviously knew what he had on his hands.
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Peyton Manning, however, does not have to shout from the rooftops.
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Cathedral development co-ordinator Canon John Sadler said: "We want to shout from the rooftops and spread the message about our city's jewel.
We need to shout from the rooftops - about our great local food, clothes, bars, restaurants, design, and art which is what makes us utterly unique.
So there will be a string of Conservative ministers who will use their party conference to shout from the rooftops that it is they who have been the primary architects of these policies.
Its a strange analogy when railway workers have a day of action, management and the Government shout from the rooftops about how much irresponsible strikers have cost the local economy, so can London Midland tell us how much its incompetence has cost and the protracted figures to the end of December.
Bradford v AFC Wimbledon We like to shout from the rooftops when teams come out of our sponsored divisions and kick on in the Football League but Wimbledon's problems have been evident since the midway point of last season.
We're not going to shout from the rooftops that he's ready to play before the end of the season.
Cook's declared interest in Lescott is in sharp contrast to boss Mark Hughes' comments that "people can see we are trying to do our business in the correct manner and the polite way; we're not trying to shout from the rooftops and throwing our resources in people's faces".
Faith leaders "should shout from the rooftops that AIDS is not a punishment from God but a medical condition which is preventable," the former leader of South Africa's Anglican church, Archbishop Njongo Ndungane, has told the World AIDS campaign.
These people do not feel the need to shout from the rooftops that they are Christians.
We need to shout from the rooftops what Tees Valley has to offer - we're an ambitious North-east city region that's really going places.