go over like a lead balloon

Go over like a lead balloon
(USA) If something goes over like a lead balloon, it will not work well, or go over well.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • go over like a lead balloon — {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail to generate a positive response or enthusiasm; to meet with boredom or disapproval. * /The president s suggested budget cuts went over like a lead balloon./ * /Jack s off color jokes went over like a lead balloon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go over like a lead balloon — {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail to generate a positive response or enthusiasm; to meet with boredom or disapproval. * /The president s suggested budget cuts went over like a lead balloon./ * /Jack s off color jokes went over like a lead balloon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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

  • go over like a lead balloon — in. [for something meant to be good] to fail to be good. (See also go over big.) □ The joke went over like a lead balloon. □ I’m afraid your plan went over like a lead balloon …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • go\ over\ like\ a\ lead\ balloon — v. phr. informal To fail to generate a positive response or enthusiasm; to meet with boredom or disapproval. The president s suggested budget cuts went over like a lead balloon. Jack s off color jokes went over like a lead balloon …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go over like a lead balloon — verb To fail to gain acceptance: to be received poorly …   Wiktionary

  • Go over like a lead balloon — fail dismally; fail to elicit the desired response …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • go over like a lead balloon — Australian Slang fail dismally; fail to elicit the desired response …   English dialects glossary

  • 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

  • go over/down like a lead balloon — see ↑balloon, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑lead …   Useful english dictionary

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