lame duck

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An elected official who has lost the recent election or is not eligible for reelection and is marking time until leaving office

Congressman Jones was a lame duck and did not vote on many issues that were important to his constituents.

A person or thing that is helpless, inefficient or disabled
1) an ineffectual person whose powers are limited 2) an unproductive or disabled business enterprise
If you refer to a politician or a government as a lame duck, you mean that they have little real power, for example because their period of office is coming to an end. a lame duck government
{i} ineffectual person, one who has no power to bring about change (often used about a politician who is nearing the end of his final term in office); (Slang) unsuccessful business, ineffectual business
an elected official still in office but not slated to continue
              Elected official serving out a term of office after being defeated for reelection before the inauguration of the successor
Law Layover Leave to Sit Legislative Day Legislative Session Legislative Veto Line Item Veto Loan Guarantees Lobby Majority Leader Majority Whip Mandatory Spending Manual Marking Up A Bill Markup Measure Minority Leader Minority Whip Morning Business Morning Hour Motion Motion to Proceed to Consider "Must Pass" Bill Nomination Nongermane Amendment
(A ), in Stock Exchange parlance, means a member of the Stock Exchange who waddles off on settlement day without settling his account All such defaulters are black-boarded and struck off the list Sometimes it is used for one who cannot pay his debts, one who trades without money “Pitt gambled and lost: But who must answer for the cost? Not he, indeed! A duck confounded lame Not unattended wadding ” Peter Pindar: Proh Impudentiam Lame King A Grecian oracle had told Sparta to “Beware of a lame king ” Agesilaos was lame, and during his reign Sparta lost her supremacy
So called because it resembles limping Traveling sideways, the leading foot (or trailing) is on demi pointe and the other foot is flat making the hips unlevel Looks like you're stepping over something as you step sideways Used for traveling hip drops or hip lifts or traveling hip sway
disapproval If you describe someone or something as a lame duck, you are critical of them because they are not successful and need to be helped a lot. lame-duck industries
A member of the stock exchange who cannot meet his obligations Also, a company in financial difficulties
lame ducks
plural form of lame duck
lame-duck
See lame duck
lame duck