Origin of lame duck
OTHER WORDS FROM lame ducklame-duck, adjective
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How to use lame duck in a sentence
Democrats lawmakers also said Toomey is using the Fed as a political instrument in the final days of the lame duck session.Debate over Fed’s powers prove stumbling block to stimulus talks|Rachel Siegel|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
His execution is also the first to be carried out by a lame duck president in 130 years.Brandon Bernard’s Execution Raises Serious Questions About Efficacy Of Death Penalty|Kirsten West Savali|December 11, 2020|Essence.com
The user fee on duck stamps goes exclusively to funding federal acquisition of wetlands as wildlife habitat.
The Federal Duck Stamp Act raised the fee on stamps needed to hunt waterfowl on federal land from $15 to $25.
Because Duck Dynasty receives monster TV ratings and Robertson paid by a company (A&E) while making these public statements.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the most persistent myths in American politics is the media-fueled concept of the lame duck.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Fish and Wildlife special agent collected the bodies of two birds at the site, a redhead duck and a mourning dove.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was no wonder that he felt quite at home in the duck-pond, which was made for web-footed folk.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
My head feels quite lame from so much practicing, the consequence, I suppose, of so much listening.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
It is interesting to notice a resemblance between this huge bird and our English wild duck or plover.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Next morning the hero of Wagram, lame from the effect of a kick from his horse, was summoned before the Emperor.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
His donkey had gone lame, he abandoned it to the boys behind, he climbed in to drive with Lettice.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for lame duck
- an elected official or body of officials remaining in office in the interval between the election and inauguration of a successor
- (as modifier)a lame-duck president
Cultural definitions for lame duck
A public official or administration serving out a term in office after having been defeated for reelection or when not seeking reelection.
Other Idioms and Phrases with lame duck
An elected officeholder whose term of office has not yet expired but who has failed to be re-elected and therefore cannot garner much political support for initiatives. For example, You can't expect a lame duck President to get much accomplished; he's only got a month left in office. This expression originated in the 1700s and then meant a stockbroker who did not meet his debts. It was transferred to officeholders in the 1860s. The Lame Duck Amendment, 20th to the U.S. Constitution, calls for Congress and each new President to take office in January instead of March (as before), thereby eliminating the lame-duck session of Congress.