Translation for 'cannon fodder' from English to Russian
SYNO cannon fodder | fodder | fresh fish
пушечное мясо {с}cannon fodder
пушка {ж}
карамболь {м} [бильярд]
cannon [billiards] [Br.]
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Usage Examples English
  • Khalqis in the armed forces often accused their Parchami officers of using them as cannon fodder and complained that young Parchami men were exempted from compulsory military service.
  • At the end of the game, they would then be used as "cannon fodder" before the fight with her began.
  • From a player perspective, Pit Slaves are all experienced and expensive, having no cannon fodder. They also all have one of their arms replaced by an expensive close combat weapon.
  • The fifth edition in particular became known pejoratively as "Herohammer" because of the imbalance between the very powerful heroes, monsters and wizards in the game and blocks of troops which existed effectively as cannon fodder.
  • Soldiers were increasingly insubordinate, particularly the newly recruited peasants who faced the prospect of being used as cannon fodder in the inept conduct of the war.

  • "Cannon Fodder 3" featured a military, counter-terrorism theme with more advanced weather settings.
  • The line-up consisted of the dregs of the underworld that Boomerang used as cannon fodder so that he could retrieve the painting.
  • His stepfather, a lawyer, volunteered to defend Moscow in 1941 and died in action almost immediately. As Khokhlov later put it, "The army needed cannon fodder".
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