Meaning of “go down like a lead balloon” in the English Dictionary

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"go down like a lead balloon" in British English

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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)

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