cannon fodder, meaning
someone who is expendable
or in simpler terms, a tool. It is a verry flexible term that is used widley in reference
to politics and athletics, but most frequently in combat. The term is a military term that dates
back to the civil war, troops
would be sent
out as distraction to the cannons, or simply as "food for the cannons" in other words, fodder means food, thus cannon fodder means cannon food.
is Chenneys cannon fodder
... what a tool.
2)in the game of rugby, Backs are Cannon fodder
for the Forwards, who do all the real work
3)half of the platoon
was used as cannon fodder
when they went over the top of the trench.