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scream loudest

To draw attention to a particular cause or problem, typically by overshadowing others. So we get to freeze in here while that department moves to a better office, just because they screamed loudest about the heat not working in this part of the building.
See also: loud, scream
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If it were any other team you would have called it a huddle - but whatever word you use it was the unspoken nature of the gesture that screamed loudest.
However, this fact was lost on those who screamed loudest about the statewide property tax.
Perhaps I spent too many years teaching at the university and my view of many of my colleagues became jaundiced, but the professors who screamed loudest about compassion certainly didn't seem to have any for our own American ancestors.