shout from the rooftops


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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 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, 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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