dead duck

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something doomed to failure

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Unfortunately, he had yet to find any of the dead ducks and has instead been returning proudly to the blind with various species of decoys.
The goose did not look like it had been dead for a long time, but when I saw the dead duck I thought I better report it because of the bird flu scares and because it wasn't just one dead bird.
It's pretty much a dead duck and if I am elected I will not be continuing with the project.
As for the single currency, Britain's chances of joining the euro in the near future have sunk to nil, he predicted, claiming: "I think it's a dead duck now, to be honest.
Opinion - Page 14 YOU PAID FOR A DEAD DUCK ANGLESEY council leader Clive McGregor was due to fly from Cardiff with Highland Airways today.
As the Airport is a dead duck, with little hope, one cannot allow the status quo to exist for long allowing more money to haemorrhage away.
Gordon Brown has only two months before his own party "convention" to turn things around if he is not to go from lame duck to dead duck.
Dead Duck, patterned after the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, was even purchased and shipped to an art collector in Washington, D.
The remarks come after the ECHO printed an email the Birken-head Labour councillor forwarded to all 65 Wirral councillors stating: "New Brighton should now be wrapped up and buried in the Mer sey - just as we may do with any dead duck.
vets collect the dead duck found outside a house near Edgbaston Reservoir last week.
Once an airport is encroached upon it's a dead duck,'' said Supervisor Don Maben, whose district includes Mojave.
Chinese health officials say a dead duck in Longan County in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region tested positive for the bird flu virus, according to a WHO statement.
This bet is, always was, and always will be a dead duck in terms of its capacity to capture any meaningful section of the betting public's support and interest for one simple and