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lame duck

1. Business a company with a large workforce and high prestige that is unable to meet foreign competition without government support
2. US
a. an elected official or body of officials remaining in office in the interval between the election and inauguration of a successor
b. (as modifier): a lame-duck president
3. US designating a term of office after which the officeholder will not run for re-election
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A narrowly divided electorate now having spoken, we expect discussions to begin anew with some urgency in the lame duck session.
Magill said the ATM bill has a 50/50 shot of being passed during the lame duck session.
The timing of the actions of the lame duck President Adams and the Federalist-controlled Congress in 1800 and 1801 speaks for itself:
Foreign military officers posted to embassies in Canada's national capital have the unique opportunity to skate with the Lame Ducks hockey team.
ON NOVEMBER 11, following the Remembrance ceremonies, a friendly exhibition game was played between the Lame Ducks and the Commando-Lites at the University of Ottawa arena.
This decision was not easy to execute as the majority of the Lame Duck players were unfamiliar with the concept of pulling a goalie, and the goalie himself did not understand the directive to head to the bench.
The Lame Ducks were coming off a rare three-game winning streak, but the Commando Lites tenaciously tore them apart in the early going.
They will be joined by Lochgelly, who had four fish for 9lbs 4ozs, and the Lame Ducks, with five fish for 6lbs 10ozs.