The term lame duck refers to somebody weak. For example, when an elected official's successor has already been elected, but has not taken office. It is also occasionally used to disparage a politician who will not serve again, such as a US president near the end of his second term.
A lame duck session is a session of an officials whose successors have already been elected (but not inaugurated).
The original use of the term lame duck referred to brokers who defaulted on their debts. The term is still used in this financial context in Europe.
The term lame duck usually is very commonly heard at the end of the second term of a US President (since he can't get re-elected for the third time in a row). As the name suggests, a lame duck cannot make strong decisions.
Actually the term lame duck means that they are able to make stronger decisons that are not based on being reelected.
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A 'lame duck' refers to a political candidate in the last stages of his or her term of office after an election has taken place and a new candidate has been chosen to replace said duck.
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It isn't "sitting duck" but lame duck. A lame duck is a person in office whose term of office is nearly finished.
The Lame Duck Congress was created on 2000-11-08.
"Lame duck" is a political term to describe someone who has been voted out of office or termed out.
Current argument is that Yahoo is a great example of a lame duck company. The management has not executed the plans they provided to thwart the Microsoft acquisition and the shareholders are probably feeling like the management is doing nothing! Since that expression implies that you are powerless maybe its the shareholders of Yahoo that are the lame ducks!
Means your lame or a weakling
In this case, the lame duck vice-president would become president.
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The term has nothing to do with horses. It refers to an elected official that is still in office but not expected to continue.
Comes from the fact that the soldiers aimed at the horse's flank in calvalry times * Comes from the fact that horses suffering from emphysema, in the age of cavalry, were considered as "good for nothing"
Govener Jodi Rell is a lame duck because she is working beyond the election even if she is not reelected
Duck Dodgers - 2003 A Lame Duck Mind 3-10 was released on: USA: 14 October 2005
A lame duck is an elected official whose tenure is about to end. The 20th Amendment shortened the lame duck period by moving the beginning of the new Congress to January 3 and the presidential inauguration to January 20.
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the "Lame Duck Amendment"
The Lame Duck Amendment.
The period between election day (November 4th) and the inauguration of the next president (January 21st). The sitting-president is considered a "lame duck" since the president-elect will be strolling into the oval office within a couple of months.