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English definition of “the balloon goes up”

the balloon goes up

If the balloon goes up, a situation suddenly becomes very serious or unpleasant : The balloon went up last Friday when the scandal became public .Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of the balloon goes up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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