Q&A: Where did the term “lame duck” originate and what does it mean in reference to politics?
Question by Chi Guy: Where did the term “lame duck” originate and what does it mean in reference to politics?
Answer by Cantankerous
It’s from hunting it means that the duck has a broken wing and is easy prey. In politics its the time between election day (where you lost) and the end of the year (when the new person takes over). It means that the person in office will not be there next year so they have diminished power and influence.
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