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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.
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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.
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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

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.
See also: shout

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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Suffice it to state that India, while shouting from housetops criticising Pakistan for withholding its Most Favoured Nation status, continues to be most reluctant to dismantle its non-tariff barriers against Pakistani goods entering the Indian market.
but far from concealing his political views he shouted them from the housetops'.
Ferguson urged the agents net to tie defensive in an inflationary atmosphere, but to "short from the housetops" that cash value life insurance is the only financial vehicle that offers defenses against both inflation and deflation.
On the one hand, the haughty advocates of human goodness cry from housetops about the many forms of human injustice that exist in today's world, but on the other, they play a major part in bringing injustice to the world through numerous attempts of social engineering and societal control.
In recent years, the Association have revised such building norms as "Housetops and roofs", "Residential buildings", "Construction climatology" and "Construction heat engineering".
But if you remain in idle dalliance in Nanking, lavishing favours on sycophants and forgetful of the welfare of your troops, if you proclaim our secret plans from the housetops and fail to distinguish between loyal devotion and treason, if you show yourself so lacking in dignity that the worthy men about you are constrained to retire from official life, and the brave hesitate to serve you, then assuredly your ancestors will regard you as unworthy of their aid, and destruction, inevitable and final, will come upon you.
They cover it up with the lie that these are cases of "late term abortions" or "partial birth abortions." And it is these very governments which proclaim from the housetops that they stand for "human rights" and for the protection of the weakest in their societies.
In Isaiah we read that shdema is a field full with kama, unripe grain still on the stalk: (21) Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as a field [shdema] before it is grown up [kama] (Isa.
Lo, the moon ascending, Up from the east--the silvery round moon, Beautiful over the housetops, ghastly, phantom moon, Immense and silent moon.
IF we had a Labour government and confident trade unions, the media would have been screaming from the housetops about the balance of payments we have with the rest of the world.
(182) "What we are advocating," she explained, "is that our right to privacy be respected: That the homosexual lifestyle not be flaunted in our neighborhoods and shouted from the housetops." (183) The opposition made sexual-preference arguments shorthand for the libertinism and selfishness of which Religious Right activists accused gay men.
Five years later Melvin wrote that Henderson, a superb writer who was "modest to a fault," was "[o]ne of the greatest educators of the twentieth century" who, "far from being heralded from the housetops, was almost forgotten even before his death." (55) In 1896, after observing the effects of summer learning loss among his students, Henderson had founded a pioneering boys' camp called Marienfeld in Chesham, New Hampshire.
God had sent his apostles into the world to preach the gospel in commanding them, "that which I tell you in the dark, speak in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach upon the housetops." (95) Preaching was therefore to be carried out in imitation of Christ, who spoke "openly to the world" in the synagogues and Temple, (96) not in private as the heretics did, but in the church as was the Catholic custom.
In any case, the effectiveness of the elders could well be gauged from a media report that as the civilian residents in agency's major towns of Miranshah and Mir Ali had hoisted national flag on their housetops to show their allegiance to the Pakistani state and thereby escape aerial strikes on their homes, the thugs of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan sited there reacted angrily.
I want to scream from the housetops that we do not have to give way to the bullying of the economists (whose grand empty promises are at last being challenged!) and the failure of most of our political and religious leaders to provide any convincing guidance -- but I decided to write to your paper instead.