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Lame duck
Lame Lame, a. [Compar. Lamer; superl. Lamest.] [OE. lame, AS. lama; akin to D. lam, G. lahm,OHG., Dan., & Sw. lam, Icel. lami, Russ. lomate to break, lomota rheumatism.] 1. (a) Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle. (b) To some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man. ``Lame of one leg.' --Arbuthnot. ``Lame in both his feet.' --2 Sam. ix. 13. ``He fell, and became lame.' --2 Sam. iv. 4. 2. Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect. ``A lame endeavor.' --Barrow. O, most lame and impotent conclusion! --Shak. Lame duck (stock Exchange), a person who can not fulfill his contracts. [Cant]
Lame duck
; hence: To play at ducks and drakes, with property, to throw it away heedlessly or squander it foolishly and unprofitably. Lame duck. See under Lame.

Meaning of Lame duck from wikipedia

- In politics, a lame duck or outgoing politician is an elected official whose successor has already been elected or will be soon. The official is often...
- A lame-duck session of Congress in the United States occurs whenever one Congress meets after its successor is elected, but before the successor's term...
- A lame duck situation generally refers to a time frame between a decision and its implementation. It may also refer to: Lame duck (politics), an elected...
- 23, 1933. The amendment reduced the presidential transition and the "lame duck" period, by which members of Congress and the president serve the remainder...
- open-source technologies. In July 2008, CodeWeavers launched the Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge to encourage President Bush to make the most of...
- "The Lame Duck Congress" is the 28th episode of The West Wing which aired November 8, 2000, the day following the 2000 United States Presidential election...
- Kramp-Karrenbauer Krause ****scheid Kriedner Kronberg Krüger Krziskewitz Kues Kuhn Lamers Lamers Lammert Lamp Laschet Lattmann Laufs Laumann Lengsfeld Lensing Lenzer...
- A lame duck, in the context of a game, is a player who remains in the game but has no chance of winning. It must be literally impossible – not merely...
- Retrieved 2019-07-31. "Wisconsin Republicans s**** to hobble Democrats in lame duck session". The Guardian. 2018-12-02. Retrieved 2019-07-31. "Scott Walker...
- to worry that, were he to lose the race to Hughes, he would remain a lame duck until March 1917. For Wilson, this was problematic, given that the United...