go over/down like a lead balloon

go over/down like a lead balloon
go over/down like a lead balloon — see balloon, 1
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  • go over like a lead balloon — (US) (or Brit go down like a lead balloon) informal of a joke, suggestion, etc. : to fail completely He told a joke about his mother in law and it went over like a lead balloon. [=no one laughed at the joke] My suggestion went over like a lead… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead balloon — lead bal|loon [ ,led bə lun ] noun go over/down like a lead balloon to completely fail to please people: My presentation went over like a lead balloon; nobody cracked a smile …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • go down (or N. Amer. over) like a lead balloon — informal (of a speech, proposal, or joke) be poorly received. → the lead …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lead Balloon — Infobox Television show name = Lead Balloon caption = Lead Balloon title card. The mis spelling of balloon was a genuine mistake by director Alex Hardcastle. [cite video |people= Hardcastle, Alex|year=2007|title=Lead Balloon: Series One DVD audio …   Wikipedia

  • lead — lead1 W1S1 [li:d] v past tense and past participle led [led] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take somebody somewhere)¦ 2¦(go in front)¦ 3¦(be in charge)¦ 4¦(cause something to happen)¦ 5¦(cause somebody to believe something)¦ 6¦(influence)¦ 7¦(be more successful)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lead — 1 /li:d/ verb past tense and past participle led /led/ GO SOMEWHERE 1 GO IN FRONT (I, T) to go in front of a group of people or vehicles: You lead and we ll follow. | A truck with a jazz band on it was leading the parade. | a procession led by a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • balloon — bal|loon1 [bəˈlu:n] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: ballon large football, balloon , from Italian ballone large football , from balla ball ] 1.) an object made of brightly coloured thin rubber, that is filled with air and used as a toy or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lead — lead1 [li:d] verb (past and past participle led) 1》 cause (a person or animal) to go with one by drawing them along.     ↘show (someone) the way to a destination by preceding or accompanying them.     ↘(lead someone on) deceive someone into… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Watership Down — For other uses, see Watership Down (disambiguation). Watership Down   …   Wikipedia

  • MythBusters (2008 season) — Country of origin Australia United States No. of episodes 20 (includes 8 specials) Broadcast Original channel Discovery Channel …   Wikipedia

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