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Idioms for half-cocked
Origin of half-cocked
Words nearby half-cocked
Definition for half-cocked (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of half-cock
Example sentences from the Web for half-cocked
But here again, Perry is not the half-cocked yahoo his critics assume.
"If you're going off half-cocked, then we both are, Dave," he said quietly.Dave Dawson at Casablanca|Robert Sydney Bowen
Alone, she might have gone off half-cocked in an emotional tizzy.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
Tempers will go off half-cocked even among men of good habit.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for half-cocked (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for half-cocked (2 of 2)
- to fail as a result of inadequate preparation or premature starting
- to act or function prematurely