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Definition of "half-cocked" []

  • Not fully cocked (adjective)
  • Not fully prepared (adjective)

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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."