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le chair à canon m noun
cannon fodder (groupe nominal, sens figuré)


La poudre à canon doit être manipulée avec beaucoup de précautions. Gunpowder needs to be handled very carefully.
Les soldats espagnols utilisaient de la poudre à canon qui ne produit pas de fumée. The Spanish soldiers used smokeless gunpowder.
Les Étasuniens ne disposaient que de très peu de poudre à canon. The Americans had very little gunpowder.
Ne jamais utiliser de canon pour tuer une mouche. Never use a cannon to kill a fly.
J'ai eu la chair de poule en voyant le mille-pattes sur le mur. The sight of the centipede on the wall was enough to make my skin crawl.

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