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lame duck

noun as in elected official waiting to leave office

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Democrats lawmakers also said Toomey is using the Fed as a political instrument in the final days of the lame duck session.

His execution is also the first to be carried out by a lame duck president in 130 years.

One of the most persistent myths in American politics is the media-fueled concept of the lame duck.

Almost every two-term president gets a pasting in the midterms, but Obama now faces lame-duck issues on an historic scale.

In the short term, any hopes for an active lame-duck session will rest on the results of the election, King said.

He's a lame duck who looks very vulnerable and won't even be able to exact much retribution if he manages to win.

The president has a narrow window to turn his presidency around before people conclude he is a lame duck and no longer relevant.

By the way they passed a sward of green, on which sundry little boys were engaged upon the lapidation of a lame duck.

They have been through the furnace of affliction—even that lame duck.

The lame duck had been disturbed by Shin Shira's passing, and was slowly waddling towards the water.

She let Miles feel himself a man as other men, not a mere "lame duck" to whom indulgence must needs be granted.

By the way they passed a sward of green, on which sundry little boys were engaged upon the lapidation, or stoning, of a lame duck.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lame duck, such as: crumbling power, holdover, incumbent, loser, weak administration, and weakling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.