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dead duck

noun

Simple Definition of dead duck

  • : a person or thing that is certain to fail, suffer, or be punished

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dead duck

  1. :  one that is doomed

Examples of dead duck in a sentence

  1. If they find out what I did, I'm a dead duck!



1943

First Known Use of dead duck

1943


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