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shout (something) from the housetop(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 housetops, but my wife wanted to wait for a while before we made the news public. I know you want to shout it from the housetop that you came in first in your class, but you should have a bit of modesty about it.
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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.
See also: proclaim

scream (something) from the housetop(s)

To share some news or information publicly and with as many people as possible. I was ready to scream 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 scream 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.
See also: scream

proclaim (something) from the housetops

To share some news or information publicly and with as many people as possible. I was ready to proclaim from the housetops 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.
See also: housetop, proclaim

proclaim (or shout) something from the housetops

announce something publicly.

shout, etc. something from the ˈhousetops/ˈrooftops

(informal) tell something to everyone: Don’t shout it from the housetops, will you? I want to keep it a secret just between us for a while.He was in love and wanted to shout it from the rooftops. OPPOSITE: keep quiet about something

shout from the housetops/rooftops, to

To publicize something. Obviously antedating electronic communication, this term echoes a slightly different one in the Bible, where Jesus exhorts his disciples to spread the word of God: “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops” (Luke 12:3).
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Some of the songs included on the album are: Jingle Bells, Up On the Housetop, Silent Night, What Child Is This, O Come All Ye Faithful, plus music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Handel's Messiah.
Commonly used geometric patterns include: the "star," for its physical and spiritual references; the "housetop," built with strips of horizontal and vertical bars suggesting a birds-eye view of a housetop; the "log cabin," similar to a housetop except that bars alternate between light and dark colors; the "bar" design, straight strips of different fabrics that run the length of the quilt; and the "sampler" or "everybody" quilt, made of separate blocks of designs sewn together.
The collection will include 10 designs, such as Coat of Many Colors, Housetop, Roman Stripes, Strips, H Variation and Courthouse Steps.
In 1861, Horace Greeley and others turned November 25th into a demonstration of support for the war effort, with Greeley's Tribune declaring that the sight of "the Stars and Stripes float[ing] proudly from housetop and dome in every part of the city" revealed the public's sympathies.
Every April for as far back as there were calendars, you thought you heard woodpeckers tapping the housetop.
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Among Whiting's fifteen-by-twenty-inch images were scenes of Monterey taken from "a housetop near the Plaza" and from Independence Hill "in the rear of the Bishop's Palace," as well as a view of Monterey Heights and of the "Valley towards Saltillo.
We approached a housetop covered with hope-filled, ill, hungry people.
First and second graders combined for a performance of "Up on the Housetop.
He appoints people like the Tripura Governor who claims from his housetop that he is proud to be a Hindu.
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