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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.
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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]
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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.
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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’.
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That's the message being shouted from the rooftops of the Heath Crescent school after it produced 45 acts to take part in its own talent contest.
Sir - a stark choice for the voters of Blaenau Gwent is upon them, do they return to a Labour party which served them well for many years, with a calibre of MP that many constituencies would envy or do they elect an independent who has shouted from the rooftops for her constituency but cannot talk of policy because an independent can have a wish list, but must go cap in hand to the Assembly and hope for a sympathetic hearing.
WITH less than six months to go until ADay, the importance of Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPS) for the residential property market is being shouted from the rooftops.
I know what I'm stating may seem obvious, but I had such a great time that it has to be shouted from the rooftops that anyone not reading, digesting, and making careful notes of analysis comments is really missing out.
That's why criticisms from McLeish's office aren't shouted from the rooftops but made in code, or in quiet corners to trusted allies.
It's not something I've shouted from the rooftops but I really would love a crack at it.
This is the message being shouted from the rooftops by the Food Standards Agency and with good reason.