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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Booming actor Brian Blessed got an OBE and wanted to shout it from the rooftops - although the risk of causing severe structural damage to surrounding buildings thankfully stopped him.
You do want to shout it from the rooftops but I shouldn't really.
She said: "I just want to shout it from the rooftops.
The TV presenter, 30, went for her 12-week scan last week and said: "I just want to shout it from the rooftops.
But we need to outsource the delivery of those messages by giving our visitors and guests such a superlative experience that they will shout it from the rooftops at every opportunity.
We have much to be proud of, so get in touch, tell us your story - and we'll shout it from the rooftops.
That's paraphrased, but the point is that agents need to be proud of what they do and not afraid to shout it from the rooftops.
The RICH shout it from the rooftops and the POOR are expected to stay silent.
And when we shout it from the rooftops, we do not shout alone.
HOMEOWNERS who want to have their say about rundown housing in the Vale of Glamorgan can shout it from the rooftops thanks to a council initiative.
Assistant Cub Section leader Angela Fenton said: "We want to shout it from the rooftops that the group has reached its 90th year.