Definitions for lame duck
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an elected official still in office but not slated to continue
A person or thing that is helpless, inefficient or disabled.
An elected official who has lost the recent election or is not eligible for reelection and is marking time until leaving office.
Origin: 18th century - A person who had defaulted in the London Stock Exchange was said to waddle out of Exchange Alley like a lame duck.
A lame duck is an elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, especially one whose successor has already been elected.
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