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lame duck

Translation of lame duck in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • fracaso (masculine), caso (masculine) 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 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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In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.