Translation of lame duck in Spanish:

lame duck

n

  • fracaso (m), caso (m) perdido (before noun/delante del nombre) a lame-duck company una compañía sin futuro a lame-duck official un funcionario sin ningún poder, un cero a la izquierda [colloquial/familiar] a lame-duck presidentun presidente que no ha sido reelegido, en los últimos meses de su mandato
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    • Yet, without strong and committed patrons, there is a real danger that he could become an ineffectual lame duck quite soon.
    • A spokesman for the FSA said: ‘This is not about propping up lame ducks.’
    • Subsidy need not be the same as propping up lame ducks.

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