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go down like a lead balloon

humorous If something that you say or show to ​people goes down like a lead ​balloon, they do not like it at all: My ​joke about the ​alcoholic went down like a lead ​balloon.
(Definition of go down like a lead balloon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “go down like a lead balloon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不受欢迎,没人喜欢…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不受歡迎,沒人喜歡…
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