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  1. lame duck

    英式

    • n.
      an ineffectual or unsuccessful person or thing;a politician or administration in the final period of office, after the election of a successor
    • noun: lame duck, plural noun: lame ducks

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an ineffectual or unsuccessful person or thing not that long ago, the bank was regarded as a lame duck
    • a politician or administration in the final period of office, after the election of a successor a lame-duck president
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    • IPA[ˈˌlām ˈdək]

    美式

    • n.
      an official (especially the president) in the final period of office, after the election of a ... as a lame duck, the president had nothing to lose by approving the deal a lame-duck governor

    Oxford American Dictionary