Definition of “the balloon goes up” - English Dictionary


“the balloon goes up” in English

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the balloon goes up

If the balloon goes up, a situation suddenly becomes very serious or unpleasant:

The balloon went up last Friday when the scandal became public.

(Definition of “the balloon goes up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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