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Half-cock   /hæf-kɑk/   Listen

Confusion resulting from lack of preparation.

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"Half-cock" Quotes from Famous Books

... amply satisfied. His aim was to progress slowly but solidly, without splurge or notoriety, so that every one might regard him as a man of sound dispassionate judgment, and solid, keen understanding. His especial antipathy was for so-called cranks—people who went off at half-cock, who thought nothing out, but were governed by the impulse of the moment, ...
— The Law-Breakers and Other Stories • Robert Grant

Words linked to "Half-cock" :   disarray, muddiness, confusedness, mental confusion, confusion, go off at half-cock

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