A person or thing that is useless, unsuccessful, defunct, etc. totalitarianism is a dead duck, he says
More example sentences
- However, in 1977, when a number of newspapers had questioned whether his team were dead ducks after a barren start to the season, they opted to confront criticism head-on.
- The Tories may be dead ducks election-wise but they can still throw a good fundraiser, as they showed last Thursday night in Glasgow when they banked #40,000.
- If they are going to charge £4.20 to go from Chandler's Ford to Southampton this service could be a dead duck.
From the old saying “never waste powder on a dead duck.”.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: dead duck
Definition of dead duck in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.