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7 Essential Words of Fall

lead balloon

noun phrase

unwelcome situation; a failure or unsuccessful situation

Examples

His suggestion to stay put went over like a lead balloon.

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lead balloon

noun phrase

A dismal failure; flop: His run for office was a lead balloon (1940s+)

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go over like a lead balloon


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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