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make noises

informal
to show what you think or feel by what you say, without stating it directly: He's been making noises about taking us all to Rio, but we haven't heard anything definite. ( also make a noise) to complain or make trouble: If things start going badly again, our members are sure to make noises.
Translations of “make noises”
in Chinese (Traditional) (在言語間)透露,暗示, 放出風聲, 抱怨…
in Chinese (Simplified) (在言语间)透露,暗示, 放出风声, 抱怨…
(Definition of make noises from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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