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Definition of the noun dead duck

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noun

  1. something 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
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: failure = lack of success

Alternative definition of the noun dead duck

noun

  1. [idiomatic] One who is in serious danger or trouble.
  2. [idiomatic] A project that is doomed to failure from the start.

Group

Dead Duck is a musical group.

  • album: "Exposed to Contagion"

Music

"Dead Duck" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dead Duck

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Google previewBloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms (2009)

by Gordon Jarvie

dead duck someone or something that is unlikely to survive; victim.

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

dead duck A moribund metaphor (see page 21). deader than a doornail A moribund metaphor (see page 21). 1. ceased; com- pleted; concluded; dead; deceased; defunct; departed; done; ended; expired; extinct; extinguished; ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of ClichŽs (2013)

A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes by Christine Ammer

dead duck,aAhasbeen or a loser.The term datesfrom ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Also "dead duck." "A very athletic rowdy fellow ; an extinct political party." Rabbit- suckers, young spendthrifts, fast, licentious young men. Rabbit-pie (popular), a low word for a woman in a sensual or carnal sense ; a prostitute. Rabbit-pie shifter ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

dead duck (finished), and ducky (great, unless used scornfully). See Walter Reuther's use of “If it quacks like a duck” in PROVERBS AND AXIOMS, POLITICAL.

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

dead duck Am ., Aus. col. severely punished person. deadend kids esp. Am.col. children from ...

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