Definition of 'cannon fodder'
Example sentences containing 'cannon fodder'
They likewise claimed that they were tricked into fighting their fellow citizens and used as cannon fodder.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But they were more than just cannon fodder.THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)
As if this justifies our treating them as cannon fodder.Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
As for the Italians, they are cannon fodder.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The party slumped to between 13 and 16 per cent in the polls and focus groups reported that it was regarded as merely cannon fodder for comedians.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
When they introduced 24 teams people were worried that the smaller nations would not be good enough, that they would be cannon fodder for the bigger sides.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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