lame-duck session

[ leym-duhk ]

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

Origin of lame-duck session

1
An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

Words Nearby lame-duck session

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use lame-duck session in a sentence