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Use "half-cocked" in a sentence
""While the risk (of new attacks) may go up, the good news is that in the rush to do something, some of these (groups) may go off half-cocked" and allow U.S. officials to learn more about the surviving terror networks."
"Here, too, was the past versus the future, and the past quit on its stool before the start of the seventh round in the first fight before succumbing to a half-cocked right cross, the famous "phantom punch", after 1min 43sec of the opening round of the second, a moment of sporting history still scrutinised in case it should throw up new evidence of Ali's genius or Liston's corrupted soul."
"Meanwhile, some half-cocked ideas are floating around about how to make farmers 'markets stricter, less accessible, and heavier on bureaucracy and process."