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

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"sink like a stone" in British English

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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 play tennis sank like a stone.

sink like a stone

to fail completely:

His latest novel sank like a stone.

(Definition of “sink like a stone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)