lame-duck session

[ leym-duhk ]
/ ˈleɪmˈdʌk /

noun

(formerly) the December to March session of those members of the U.S. Congress who were defeated for reelection the previous November.

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Origin of lame-duck session

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

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