crow bait

crow bait

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.
See also: bait, crow

crow bait

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.
See also: bait, crow
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