Simon Cowell is a lame duck, Paula Abdul is gone, Ellen DeGeneres is arriving.
Bad News for Successor There is a good chance that whoever takes over for Anthony Weiner will end up a lame duck.
But his lame duck status doesn't excuse those ills Ahmadinejad visited upon his own people.
According to Gutiérrez, Obama agreed then to push a comprehensive plan in the lame duck.
If we do, we could see more of what we happened in the lame duck: More action and fewer words.
For that matter, there isnt one of us that hasnt a lame duck of some sort.
They have been through the furnace of affliction—even that lame duck.
The remainder, less one lame duck, were hidden in Achiet-le-Grand until darkness once more allowed them to move.
I guess, after all, he's only a 'lame duck,' like a good many of the rest of them.
He'll have to take a lame duck or go out of his circle for a wife.
1761, "any disabled person or thing;" especially Stock Exchange slang for "defaulter."
A lame duck is a man who cannot pay his differences, and is said to waddle off. [Thomas Love Peacock, "Gryll Grange," 1861]Sometimes also in naval use for "an old, slow ship." Modern sense of "public official serving out term after an election" is recorded by 1878 in American English, from an anecdote published in that year of President Lincoln, who is alleged to have said, "[A] senator or representative out of business is a sort of lame duck. He has to be provided for."
A public official or administration serving out a term in office after having been defeated for reelection or when not seeking reelection.
: lame-duck president
[political sense attributed to Vice President Andrew Johnson, referring to a Colonel Forney]