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fall flat

C1 If a joke, idea, or suggestion falls flat, it does not have the intended effect: He made several jokes and each of them fell flat.
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"fall flat" in American English

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fall flat

to not be funny or entertaining: Some of the jokes were pretty funny, others fell flat.
(Definition of fall flat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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