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cannon fodder

noun [U] uk   us  
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.
Translations of “cannon fodder”
in Chinese (Traditional) 炮灰…
in Chinese (Simplified) 炮灰…
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