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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.
See also: shout

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 and have a bit of modesty about it.
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
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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.
Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.
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.
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.
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
Second, Dickens' statement that he "never made proclamation of this from the housetops," is typical of Dickens' essential reticence about his own religious beliefs.
Shouting from the housetops, however -- especially now that one is so easily able to reach untold numbers from there -- is another.
1) In it they argued that "[instantaneous photographs and newspaper enterprise have invaded the sacred precincts of private and domestic life; and numerous mechanical devices threaten to make good the prediction that 'what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the housetops.
It screamed defiance at my world from the housetops.
Only four lines before the introduction of hostility and hate Aristotle switches from the enumeration of the sorts of people whom we love to two other topics: In lines 1381b33-34 he briefly mentions three kinds of friendship, in lines 1381b35-37 he announces "things that are productive (poietika) of friendship", but strictly speaking he mentions only one such thing, namely doing favours for others; he points out that the favour should be done for the sake of the other person, that one should do the favour without being asked and that one does not have to shout it from the housetops, etc.
Even a child would know how to hate the flag that we were forced, on pain of severe penalties, to hoist above our housetops, in celebration of the advent of one of our oppressors.
On occasions like this sympathies of most of us go out to the high principles which in the past we proclaimed from housetops.
Through the rear windows overlooking the neighboring backyards and, beyond, the elevated subway tracks and the large KENTILE FLOORS sign, he could discern the onset of evening, as the sun sank out of view behind the the housetops.
When the Titanic made its first run on the river, more than 100,000 people watched from the shipyard and from nearby housetops, ship masts, and riverbanks.