Translation of "cannon fodder" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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cannon foddernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkæn.ən ˌfɒd.ər/ us /ˈkæn.ən ˌfɑː.dɚ/

If you describe soldiers as cannon fodder, you mean that they are not considered important by their officers and are sent into war without their leaders worrying if they die.


(Translation of “cannon fodder” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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