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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Ganley has every right to proclaim her views publicly, we need to realize that she is not shouting from the rooftop of the Catholic household.
You can also be certain that if any of the predictions below come true I'll be shouting from the rooftops, but if I go badly wrong I will never mention them again.
We should be shouting from the rooftops with how good that is.
So the arrival last year of United Airlines' service was one well worth shouting from the rooftops from the region's point of view.
This policy of further expansion of the EU is not one, of course, that they are shouting from the rooftops about but unless we regain full control of our own borders and can decide who and in what numbers we can accept at any one point in time we will see the nature and character of our country changed forever.
In fact the Foundation itself is phenomenal, and I believe we should be shouting from the rooftops about it.
I've not been shouting from the rooftops but my players have had to fit a four month pre-season into around five weeks and I know it's been the same with all the off-field and office staff too.
IT is fair to say that health officials have not exactly been shouting from the rooftops about their plans to start transferring premature babies from North Wales to the neo-natal intensive care unit at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral.
Had there been any, Mr Andrews would have been shouting from the rooftops.
My friend does not buy your paper (more fool him) and I will not tell him of my bets for fear that he will be shouting from the rooftops for the men in white coats to pay me a visit.
Jerry Brahms, Norwich AFTER being booted off Strictly Come Dancing, Nancy Dell'Olio is shouting from the rooftops that she will sue the BBC over judges' jibes that left her in tears.
I think it is a good idea as it then makes a level playing field but I also think if Iain Gray had come up with the idea, they would be shouting from the rooftops.
The people within this community are becoming ever more ambassadorial when it comes to entrepreneurship in the North-east -by shouting from the rooftops 'If we can, you can'
Summary: An image of women shouting from the rooftops in protest at Iran's presidential election last June won the top World Press Photo prize for news photography on Friday.
I am not shouting from the rooftops that West Brom are going to stay up, but I am not being pessimistic either as I never have been.