lame duck noun
: an elected official whose time in an office or position will soon end
: a person, company, etc., that is weak or unsuccessful and needs help
: one that is weak or that falls behind in ability or achievement; especially chiefly British : an ailing company
: an elected official or group continuing to hold political office during the period between the election and the inauguration of a successor
: one whose position or term of office will soon end
— lame–duck \ˈlām-ˈdək\ adjective
Examples of LAME DUCK
- The President was a lame duck during the end of his second term.
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