cannon fodder
noun Date: circa 1891 1. soldiers regarded or treated as expendable in battle 2. an expendable or exploitable person, group, or thing <
celebrities who have become cannon fodder for the tabloids

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cannon fodder — also cannon fodder N UNCOUNT If someone in authority regards people they are in charge of as cannon fodder, they do not care if these people are harmed or lost in the course of their work. ...conscripts, who were just fed to the allied forces as… …   English dictionary

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