lead balloon


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lead balloon

 (lĕd)
n. Slang
A complete failure; a flop.
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Loop Capital analyst Rick Paterson says Union Pacific's call today to outline its upcoming implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading "went down like a lead balloon." Investors didn't get the "surprise hire" of a big name with Precision Scheduled Railroading experience, Paterson tells investors in a research note.
If she insists on handing out ermine with a PS305 daily tax-free allowance to another charabanc of Conservative has-beens and never-weres Mrs May will quickly discover it goes down like a lead balloon with the public.
Let's ignore the transsexual joke that was like a (1960s) lead balloon.
Most cracker jokes go down like a lead balloon but the fact that almost everyone finds them unfunny may make them the perfect icebreaker for an awkward Christmas get-together - it's worth a shot!
Directed by Simon Delaney, whose credits include Cold Feet, Stella and Lead Balloon, Murder On The Blackpool Express will air on Gold later this year.
Not quite - he's got an idea up his sleeve and it's about to go down like a lead balloon.
Meanwhile, Nikhil and Leyla announce that they're getting married, though their big news goes down like a lead balloon.
Meanwhile, Nick's surprise party for Erica goes down like a lead balloon.
Billy tells the Bishop about his love for Sean, which goes down like a lead balloon, while Tony and Tracy continue their plan to take control of the Rovers.
However, back on dry land, things soon pick up, and Ash even visits Brax to tell him about his new-found happiness - which goes down like a lead balloon. Ash is spotted by another inmate, Gunno, who wastes no time telling him that any friend of Ash's is no friend of his - which could spell disaster.
Anna had already proved to be a gifted comic as Magda, Jack Dee's surly housekeeper on BBC comedy Lead Balloon, while Katy had spent years honing her craft on shows such as Time Trumpet, Extras, Torchwood and Horrible Histories.