They cannot easily reorient those commitments now: Perry may be a dead duck, but he refuses to acknowledge it.
The Obama-Brown stimulus is a dead duck before the G-20 even meets.
Yet here he was locked up in their tin-can of a jail, as good as a dead duck.
You'd sure be a dead duck long before we crossed the border, my boy!
I glided forward, and came near shooting the Quartermaster, who sat in a bunch of sedge-grass, with a dead duck by his side.
If a Heinkel or an Me 110 showed up, the old girl would be a dead duck.
I have occasionally found a dead duck beneath the ice or floating in the water of a salt-hole.
The little man got a long stick, and, reaching it out, drew the dead duck to the bank.
We wasted an hour and a quarter over that dead duck down under, and now I'm expected to go rubbin' my back all round the Pole.
We wasted half an hour fussing over that dead duck down under, and now I'm expected to go rubbin' my back all round the Pole.
A person or thing that is ruined; a GONER, gone goose: Just one more little push and she was a dead duck/ Unless somebody would start this mob to the sugar bowl, I was a dead pigeon (1844+)