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Meaning of “sink like a stone” in the English Dictionary

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sink like a stone

(UK also sink like a lead balloon) to ​attract no ​support, ​attention, or ​interest: My ​suggestion that we all ​playtennissank like a ​stone.

sink like a stone

to ​failcompletely: His ​latestnovelsank like a stone.
(Definition of sink like a stone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sink like a stone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 石沉大海,无人关注…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石沈大海,無人關注…
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