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Lame Duck

An ineffective trader who is in or near bankruptcy due to a series of bad trades, often over a long period of time. A lame duck has suffered heavy losses, not from a bear market or something similar, but simply due to his/her ineptitude. This is a slightly pejorative term that is most common in Europe.
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BELOW: Although far more numerous, the Lame Ducks fell 6:2 to the Esprit de Corps Commandos.
According to William Safire's "Political Dictionary," a lame duck is a wounded creature, "An officeholder whose power is diminished because he is soon to leave office as a result of defeat or statutory limitation.
The lame ducks of 1980 succeeded in enacting legislation imposing liability for the cleanup of hazardous wastes, the management of Alaska lands, and to address numerous other topics.
While the GOFOs and the Lame Ducks square off against each other a couple of times annually for fun, every second year they take things to the next level by making the game a fundraiser.
The disabled anglers might be lame ducks on shore, but afloat they can compete with the best.
The Lame Ducks is a walking United Colors of Benetton ad, with representation from Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Britain and the United States, and captained by Herculean-sized German attache Lt.
Too often, lame ducks try to use their final days in office to ram through an agenda that the public would never tolerate.
They will be joined by Lochgelly, who had four fish for 9lbs 4ozs, and the Lame Ducks, with five fish for 6lbs 10ozs.
With voters electing a new and (we hope) improved City Council today, the outgoing members officially become lame ducks - lamer than ever.