Like a dying duck in a thunderstorm
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British pronunciation/lˈaɪk ɐ dˈaɪɪŋ dˈʌk ɪn ɐ θˈʌndəstˌɔːm/
American pronunciation/lˈaɪk ɐ dˈaɪɪŋ dˈʌk ɪn ɐ θˈʌndɚstˌoːɹm/
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used to describe an individual who is really depressed or sad

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like a dying duck in a thunderstorm definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "like a dying duck in a thunderstorm" and when to use it?

The precise origin of the phrase "like a dying duck in a thunderstorm" is uncertain, but it is believed to have emerged as a figurative expression in the English language. The phrase utilizes the contrasting imagery of a dying duck, symbolizing vulnerability and weakness, and a thunderstorm, representing tumultuous and overpowering conditions.

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The new employee was completely lost in the fast-paced office environment, wandering around like a dying duck in a thunderstorm, trying to figure out their responsibilities.
Trying to fix the car engine without any mechanical knowledge made me look like a dying duck in a thunderstorm, clueless and overwhelmed.
As a non-technical person in a room full of computer programmers, I felt like a dying duck in a thunderstorm during the coding conference.
When asked to give a speech in front of a large audience, John froze on stage like a dying duck in a thunderstorm, unable to utter a word.
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