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lame duck

Translation of lame duck in Spanish:


  • fracaso (masculine)
    caso (masculine) perdido
    (before noun) a lame-duck company
    una compañía sin futuro
    a lame-duck official
    un funcionario sin ningún poder
    un cero a la izquierda [colloquial]
    a lame-duck president
    (un presidente que no ha sido reelegido, en los últimos meses de su mandato)
    Example sentences
    • 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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