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scream (something) from the rooftops

To share some news or information publicly and with as many people as possible. I was ready to scream from the rooftops 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 rooftops 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: rooftop, scream

proclaim (something) from the rooftops

To share some news or information publicly and with as many people as possible. I was ready to proclaim from the rooftops 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 rooftops 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, rooftop

snow on the roof

Silver, grey, or white hair on one's head, as due to aging. Sure, there's a bit of snow on the roof, but I still lead as adventurous a life as I ever have!
See also: on, roof, snow

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.
See also: shout

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

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]
See also: rooftop, shout

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.
See also: rooftop, shout, something

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’.
See also: rooftop, shout, something

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).
See also: housetop, shout
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