unwelcome situation; a failure or unsuccessful situation
His suggestion to stay put went over like a lead balloon.
A dismal failure; flop: His run for office was a lead balloon (1940s+)
go over like a lead balloon
[led] /lɛd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a highly toxic, colorless crystalline compound, Pb(N 3) 2 , that detonates at 660°F (350°C) and is used as a detonator for explosives.
- Leaf vegetable
noun any plant whose leaves are eaten as a vegetable, as cabbage, lettuce, spinach, endive, and cress; also called leafy greens Examples Leaf vegetables are a diverse and eclectic group of plants comprising several different taxonomic plant families. Usage Note cooking
noun 1. any of several small, greenish or brownish, Old World warblers of the genus Phylloscopus that feed on insects among the leaves of trees.
[lee-fee] /ˈli fi/ adjective, leafier, leafiest. 1. having, abounding in, or covered with or foliage: the leafy woods. 2. having broad or consisting mainly of : leafy vegetables. 3. leaflike; foliaceous. /ˈliːfɪ/ adjective leafier, leafiest 1. covered with or having leaves 2. resembling a leaf or leaves adj. 1550s, from leaf (n.) + -y (2). […]