Go Down Like A Lead Balloon

The expression “go down like a lead balloon” is used to describe something that failed miserably, and that was utterly unsuccessful.

Example in use: “He thought he was funny; really though, his jokes went down like a lead balloon.”


Interesting fact

The US version of this phrase is 'Go over like a lead balloon'. This phrase was first heard in the year 1924 in a Mom-N Pop Seinfeld sitcom.