HyperDic: dead_duck

English > 1 sense of the expression dead duck:
NOUNstatedead ducksomething doomed to failure
English > dead duck: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningSomething doomed to failure.
Examples
  • "he finally admitted that the legislation was a dead duck"
  • "the idea of another TV channel is now a dead duck"
  • "as theories go, that's a dead duck"
Broaderfailurelack of success
Spanishcausa perdida

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