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Definition of lame duck noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    lame duck

     noun
    noun
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  1. 1a person or an organization that is not very successful and that needs help The government should not spend money on helping lame ducks.
  2. 2(US English, informal) a politician or government whose period of office will soon end and who will not be elected again a lame-duck president/administration
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lame duck