Significado de “lame duck” - Diccionario Inglés

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lame ducknoun [ C ]

us /ˈleɪm ˈdʌk/

a person who still has time to serve in an elected position despite not being elected again in a recent election, with the result that the person has no real power

(Definition of “lame duck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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lame ducknoun [ C ]

uk us

an unsuccessful person, thing, or organization:

A lot of time and effort goes into supporting employees who are essentially lame ducks.
This is regarded by many as a lame-duck initiative that has failed to deliver its promises.

POLITICS an elected official whose power is reduced because the person who will replace them has already been elected:

The two years he has before he's perceived as a lame duck will be the most powerful period of his presidency.

a person in a position of authority in a company or organization whose power is reduced because their time in the job is about to end:

It's frustrating that the present MD is a lame duck and can't really change anything very much.

(Definition of “lame duck” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)