cannon fodder

cannon fodder
noun
soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑fodder, ↑fresh fish
Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism
Hypernyms: ↑soldier

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noun [noncount]
: soldiers who are sent into battle even though it is likely that they will die

The poorly trained forces are little more than cannon fodder.

— sometimes used figuratively

The tabloids have been using her love life as cannon fodder for years.

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ˈcannon fodder [cannon fodder] noun uncountable
soldiers who are thought of not as people whose lives are important, but as material to be used up in war

The soldiers were little more than cannon fodder.


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