They also suspected that they might be used simply as cannon fodder by the Americans.
During the riots, one of our able editors had said in a meeting that we were using black journalists as “cannon fodder.”
If that meant a quarter million or so jobs had to go in the process, well, in every war there is cannon fodder.
"They won't say this out loud, but these guys all think they were cannon fodder for Pelosi and Obama," Trippi says.
Their opponents sneeringly referred to them as "Cannon fodder," and made jokes about "that big bore Cannon."
Man for man, the alert, intelligent, and chivalrous British army was far superior to the cannon-fodder of the German machine.
This "cannon-fodder" would go into battle without enthusiasm, would perform what was required of them like obedient machines.
An abundance of cannon fodder is essential to the success of the scheme.
On my left was the cannon fodder going up; on my right was the cannon fodder coming back.
On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cannon fodder, such as: food for powder, fresh fish, militiaman, and trooper.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.