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lame-duck session

[leym-duhk] /ˈleɪmˈdʌk/
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1.
(formerly) the December to March session of those members of the U.S. Congress who were defeated for reelection the previous November.
Origin of lame-duck session
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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