Lame duck

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A lame duck situation generally refers to a time frame between a decision and its implementation.

It may also refer to:

  • Lame duck (politics), an elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, and especially an official whose successor has already been elected
  • Lame duck session, a legislative session that takes place after an election but before newly elected members are seated
  • Lame duck (game design), a player in a game who cannot win, yet remains in the game
  • Lame Ducks (TV series), a British sitcom
  • Lame Duck Amendment, an informal name for the Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution
  • Lame duck season, in professional sports, a season prior to or during which a team has announced its intent to relocate to another metropolitan area but will remain in its existing home until the next year. Examples include: