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go abroad and you'll hear news of home

Once one is no longer at home, one becomes more interested or invested in news of home and family as it circulates second-hand. A: "Are you sure that Sir Gregory is selling the estate?" B: "Indeed. Go abroad and you'll hear news of home, my good man."
See also: abroad, and, go, hear, home, news, of

noise about

To spread gossip, secrets, or confidential information around to other people. A noun or pronoun can be used between "noise" and "about." I heard Tom and Eliza are getting a divorce! I wouldn't go noising that about to anyone else, though! Surely she isn't so foolish as to noise about confidential business details to her subordinates.
See also: noise

noise abroad

To spread gossip, secrets, or confidential information around to other people. A noun or pronoun can be used between "noise" and "abroad." I heard Tom and Eliza are getting a divorce! I wouldn't go noising that abroad to anyone else, though! Surely she isn't so foolish as to noise abroad confidential business details to her subordinates.
See also: abroad, noise

noise something about

 and noise something abroad; noise something around
to spread around a secret; to gossip something around. Now don't noise it about, but I am going to Houston next week to see my girl. Please don't noise this abroad. Stop noising that gossip around.
See also: noise
References in classic literature ?
But if you want to go abroad, let's go!" she said, And trying to appear interested in the proposed tour, she began talking of the preparations for the journey.
With such strange compelling qualities, is it any wonder that there is abroad an idea that in the race there is some demoniac possession, which tends to a more definite belief that certain individuals have in the past sold themselves to the Devil?
The trip abroad might have been enjoyed later on by Mrs.
Nothing was said; there were not even any hints dropped; but still, it seemed better to the parents to say nothing more about going abroad this season, at all events.
It is not easy to imagine what confusion this sight put me into, especially seeing them come on my side of the island, and so near to me; but when I considered their coming must be always with the current of the ebb, I began afterwards to be more sedate in my mind, being satisfied that I might go abroad with safety all the time of the flood of tide, if they were not on shore before; and having made this observation, I went abroad about my harvest work with the more composure.
It seemed evident to me that the visits which they made thus to this island were not very frequent, for it was above fifteen months before any more of them came on shore there again - that is to say, I neither saw them nor any footsteps or signals of them in all that time; for as to the rainy seasons, then they are sure not to come abroad, at least not so far.
I spent my days now in great perplexity and anxiety of mind, expecting that I should one day or other fall, into the hands of these merciless creatures; and if I did at any time venture abroad, it was not without looking around me with the greatest care and caution imaginable.
However, the Spaniards told them plainly that if they would but live sociably and friendly together, and study the good of the whole plantation, they would be content to work for them, and let them walk about and be as idle as they pleased; and thus, having lived pretty well together for a month or two, the Spaniards let them have arms again, and gave them liberty to go abroad with them as before.
It was not above a week after they had these arms, and went abroad, before the ungrateful creatures began to be as insolent and troublesome as ever.
I think that one who mixes much with Americans long resident abroad must arrive at this conclusion.
Pierre had been educated abroad, and this reception at Anna Pavlovna's was the first he had attended in Russia.
With the German Emperor out of the way, Germany would have no surplus to sell abroad. By the very nature of the socialist state, the German population would consume all that it produced.
"They have enabled us to sell more abroad, which means that we'll be compelled to consume less at home."
Sedley's house already, on the pretence of seeing George, of course, and George wasn't there, only poor little Amelia, with rather a sad wistful face, seated near the drawing-room window, who, after some very trifling stupid talk, ventured to ask, was there any truth in the report that the regiment was soon to be ordered abroad; and had Captain Dobbin seen Mr.
The regiment was not ordered abroad as yet; and Captain Dobbin had not seen George.