lame-duck session

[ leym-duhk ]

  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

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

Words Nearby lame-duck session Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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