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go down badly

To be poorly received, as by a group or audience. Yeah, you could say that my performance went down badly—I got booed off the stage.
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go down ˈwell, ˈbadly, etc. (with somebody)

(also go off ˈwell) used to talk about whether people like something such as a speech, performance, etc: Her speech went down well with the audience.
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The cafe is turned into a Christmas grotto - but fairy Yasmeen's gift of fruit goes down badly with the children.
Camilla tries to damage Kate's reputation by giving her a costume that goes down badly with the ball's beneficiaries.
00pm) Glenda's arrival goes down badly with Ronnie and Roxy as they try to understand why their mother failed to contact them sooner.
As you might expect, it goes down badly and a bitter Debbie tells him if he doesn't want her, then he can't have their baby Sarah either and threatens to put her up for adoption.