half-cocked


half–cocked

adjective \ˈhaf-ˈkäkt, ˈhäf-\

: showing a lack of preparation or careful thought : stupid or foolish

Full Definition of HALF-COCKED

1
:  being at half cock
2
:  lacking adequate preparation or forethought <go off half–cocked>

First Known Use of HALF-COCKED

1809

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