- adj. of a gun Not fully cocked
- adj. of a plan, etc. Not fully prepared
“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.”
“It was a remarkably stupid question, and President Obama put him in his place on the follow-up, saying that he preferred to "know what he's talking about" before going off half-cocked.”
“They can manage arched eyebrows and knowing smiles, of course, and possibly hike up a few prices as a result, but proper full-on guffaws at the absurdity of it all – at the prospect of flogging recycled Warholia and half-cocked conceptualism to Chinese industrialists and impeccably orthodontured hedge-fund managers – that would never do.”
“The atomization presented here makes that final moment of crossing the threshold of the loo door all the more moving: despite their squabbles, they manage, half-cocked, to approach the stage as one.”
“Â Of course, some little part of me wants to know if the creators really broke this all down, issue by issue, before soliciting a story that needed six part as five, or if the urge to get cracking on the return of Barry Allen led them to go off half-cocked.”
“April 19th, 2010 at 6: 35 pm tombaker says: attacking the gun-goofs with police would just give them exactly what they want … besides, terrorists should not be negotiated with. only a fool would go off half-cocked and launch a full-scale attack when provoked by a radical splinter-faction enemy many times smaller than himself.”
“We're supposed to be keeping Portland weird, not half-cocked paranoid crazies.”
“Joe Scarborough can go off on a half-cocked misinformed rant that monopolizes the show and cows everyone else around the table.”
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