Definitions for "LAME DUCK"
An elected official who has been defeated for re-election or who has chosen not to run for re-election but whose current term has not yet expired.
official serving out a term after defeat for reelection
an elected official still in office but not slated to continue
Keywords:  hasn, isn, lineups, badly, leagues
A franchise that isn’t functioning or whose owner hasn’t been adequately managing the team by changing starting lineups to keep play competitive. Generally, it involves a team that has been doing badly or an owner that has lost interest. Many leagues have provisions for taking-over inactive franchises.
Keywords:  caught, crippled, unable, insect, get
an insect that is out of its element, crippled by being caught in the water, nearly completely unable to get itself out of the water