lead balloon

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lead balloon

 (lĕd)
n. Slang
A complete failure; a flop.
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Adding a soupcon of rigor mortis to "Dead Poets Society," scripter-helmer's Gallic rehash champions free-spirited frivolity and goes over like a lead ballon.
The sun had obviously got to me as not only did I go home losing I also arrived with another horse which went down like a lead ballon with Mrs N.