cannon fodder

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soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

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If some soldiers have been used as cannon-fodder in war, these women are, in the eyes of some, an 'acceptable' price in maintaining a lust-satiated peace.
A Northern Ireland side who haven't scored in 13 games look to be cannon-fodder for England, but only a fool - or someone underestimating Sanchez - will think it'll be easy for Sven's boys.
Pre-season forecasts that the Yorkshire club would be little more than cannon-fodder for the Premiership's more established teams have so far proved correct following three defeats from three starts since their re-entry into the top-flight.
Yet this Government's department sent the war widows letters asking them to refund a fortnight's wages and evacuate their homes so they can give them to the next cannon-fodder.
Matthews, unheralded, unrated and a 5-1 outsider, was regarded as little more than cannon-fodder.
What I want you to do is sign for Barnsley (one of the various cannon-fodder clubs that have graced the Premiership for a season) for a club record fee of pounds 1.
They will provide yet more cannon-fodder for bookmakers to chuck at already punch-drunk punters.
I agree with Roger Skidmore, that it is a farce that Holland will not be in the World Cup and there are six countries that are just cannon-fodder.
The 6,000 voting for the first time grew up as prospective cannon-fodder for the para-military gangs.
Brownlie said: "At the start of the season there was an article in one of the papers by David Bingham who said we would be cannon-fodder to the other teams.