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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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Nearly 150 years passed before the Constitution was amended in an effort to solve the lame duck problem.
The Sixth Congress began its lame duck session in December 1800.
Note: The next contest for the soaring Lame Ducks will be the June 1 Commando Challenge fundraising event where they will face the Esprit de Corps Commando Lites.
Sporting their brand new uniforms, the GOFOs took the game hard against the Lame Ducks. Despite some heroic goaltending and the odd flash of offensive spark, the outcome was never much in doubt.
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, who also served a referee between the GOFOs and the Lame Ducks, performs the ceremonial puck drop between team captains Chief of Defence Staff Gen Jonathan Vance and Germany's military attache LCol Rail Heimrich.
A small crowd of spectators was on hand, mostly embassy staffers and spouses cheering for the Lame Ducks. Given the final score of 5-2 in favour of the Commando-Lites, there was not a lot to cheer about, but on the rare occasion that there was, the crowd went crazy.
BELOW: Although far more numerous, the Lame Ducks fell 6:2 to the Esprit de Corps Commandos.
Part of the problem was also communication as the Lame Ducks consist of 19 foreign military attaches representing 13 different countries.
A team of hockey-playing foreign military attaches known as the Lame Ducks put up a valiant effort against their Canadian Forces opponents in a charity competition on March 28 at the University of Ottawa's Mint Sports Complex.
How well Obama handles the challenges in the concentrated amount of time before him could determine whether he leads the nation from a position of strength or whether he becomes a lame duck one year into his second term.
LAME DUCK: An official who continues to hold office for a period after being defeated or choosing not to run for re-election.