go down badly

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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.
See also: badly, down

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.
See also: down
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I think the newspapers in the Arab world are facing a serious crisis, circulation is going down badly, you don't have many people reading newspapers, and limited advertising," explained Dr.
After going down badly in Glasgow last Sunday this was viewed as a must-win return fixture against the same opposition and the mission was completed after a tough game.
But the card is going down badly with the MSPs who are supposed to send them.