Crow bait - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
Someone or something that is near death, often an animal. That old horse can barely walk around the farm these days—he's just crow bait now.
Rur. someone or an animal that is likely to die; a useless animal or person. That old dog used to hunt good, but now he's just crow bait.
References in periodicals archive
Doug Skelton, author of Crow Bait
"Why is Bloody Scotland great?
The events of Blood City and Crow Bait
continue to haunt him.
Douglas Skelton's Blood City was a hit last year and now he's spreading the word about the much-acclaimed sequel Crow Bait
After putting a resounding stamp on the bookshelves with Blood City, Douglas Skelton releases the follow-up Crow Bait