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lame duck

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlame duckˌlame ˈduck noun [countable]  1 a person, business etc that is having problems and needs help2 lame duck president/governor/legislature etcFrom Longman Business Dictionarylame duckˌlame ˈduck noun [countable] informal1a politician or a government that no longer has any real power or authorityA bad defeat for his party in October risks making him a lame duck for the remaining two years of his presidency.2COMMERCEa company that is losing a lot of moneyWe don’t have time to fix broken companies and we won’t be buying any lame ducks.
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