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Lame: crippled, hobbled, not walking correctly.
Also: (slang): weak, pitiful; not cool.
Lame in the news
This month, the United States elected a new president, leaving “you know who” as a lame duck.
As protocol dictates, the duck has refused to acknowledge defeat, and keeps quacking about cheating.
A lamebrained (idea): a foolish idea. Ex: My app is like AirBnB for pigeons.
A lame joke: a corny joke. Ex: Why do seagulls live by the sea? Because if they lived by the bay they’d be bagels!
Last acts for lame ducks
Photocopy your butt and leave it on the new guy’s desk.
Insult the queen of Denmark.
Anyone for golf?