1. "Dropped like a lead balloon" is a phrase, not a word, but it is none the less an old expression that means literally and/or figuratively that something will not fly. That it will drop like a rock, etc...
He told the boss his new idea for the ad campaign and it dropped like a lead balloon. There was no way that the boss would approve such a risky & shoddy scheme.
by IrishDaddy2U April 12, 2010