One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Speak or act in a way designed to attract a lot of attention or publicity.‘he knows how to make a noise and claim police harassment’
- ‘Oddly, instead of boldly making a noise about its intentions, unexpected popularity made the Government proceed with caution and too many over-the-shoulder glances.’
- ‘‘I think this review is just something they've come up with because we've been making a noise,’ said the man, who does not want to be identified.’
- ‘Rangers will win the league and will make a noise in Europe, too.’
- ‘People, however, also seem to feel a need to make a noise at every opportunity.’
- ‘They didn't go about slapping people on the back or making a noise.’
- ‘In the likes of Neil Lennon, Chris Sutton and John Hartson, O'Neill has others who can make a noise on the club's behalf.’
- ‘It is understandable that he should recognise that it is easier to make a noise and win some superficial public recognition on a celebrity game show than in the Commons.’
- ‘If you feel that great work by other people is going unrecognised and unrewarded, then make a noise about it.’
- ‘When I became an MP I was more interested in making a difference than making a noise, I really was.’
- ‘If they are there to make a noise and get noticed, then Stephen is doing fine.’
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