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lead balloon

An utter failure and/or something that causes displeasure. Often heard in the phrase "go over like a lead balloon." A: "How do you think everyone will react to the lack of bonuses this year?" B: "Oh, that news will go over like a lead balloon!" I thought I'd finally had a breakthrough with my latest invention, but it turned out to be a lead balloon, like all the others.
See also: balloon, lead
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In between he has been a regular on TV shows like QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, hosted Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and has co-written and starred in four series of BBC2's hit sitcom Lead Balloon.
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Nothing to do with a certain book then, which has gone down like a lead balloon with Labour members?
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Producers say the policy change has gone over like a lead balloon at other studios and assert that such terms will effectively prevent them from ever getting their projects made.
Harold Alcoresa followed up Andes' second goal in the 87th minute making the Tamaraws' lead balloon to 6-0.
A Beeb insider said: "It's gone down like a lead balloon. It is totally unprofessional."
Meanwhile, Nikhil and Leyla announce that they're getting married, though their big news goes down like a lead balloon. Both David and Jacob are worried by the sudden development, while Leyla's ex-lover Jai is sure to throw a spanner into the works.
A series of events prompts him to tell her to return to Milan before she cracks up, which goes down like a lead balloon, and before long, she's warning Kylie about her brother's past misdemeanors.
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But the move has gone down like a lead balloon, and could be dropped following a consultation exercise that lasts until the end of this month.
Again I know this opinion will go down like a lead balloon with younger NUFC supporters.
No wonder the unemployment figures are dropping like a lead balloon. If you do escape a sanction, it's either a mistake or a miracle.
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