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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, ​ourmembers are ​sure to make ​noises.
(Definition of make noises from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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