half-baked half-baked

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) foolish; totally unsound
  2. (adj) insufficiently cooked

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The rest of her life is, however, half-baked.
  2. Another former TVAer described Remington as a half-baked young radical who affected old shoes tied together with strings and put-putted around Knoxville on a motorcycle.
  3. Screen culture is a world of constant flux, of endless sound bites, quick cuts and half-baked ideas.

News

  1. St. Pete College says it can offer four-year degree for $10,000

    TAMPA - The idea was derided as a "half-baked scheme" by the state Democratic Party, and a state Board of Education member blasted it as a gimmick.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Tribune

  2. 'Man of Steel' and the Smothering of Superman

    In some ways, the most important moment of Man of Steel comes when the inherent silliness of Superman — the cape, the flying, the square-jawed earnestness — is referenced but then tossed away in favor of shaky-cam seriousness and half-baked attempts at creating a sense of realism.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire

  3. Online Courses Have Reached A Turning Point That Should Seriously Scare Colleges

    Colleges around the country should be worried. The quality of online courses is catching up fast. Depending on whom you talk to, MOOCs (massively open online courses) will upend and democratize higher education, or are half-baked approximations of lectures that can never equal the classroom.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Insider

Quotes

  1. "Rather than work with this office to prevent further abuses, in the middle of the night, Craigslist took unilateral action which we suspect will prove to be half-baked," Mr. Cuomo said in a statement.
    on May 13, 2009 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: New York Times

  2. Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) general secretary Bob Crow said: "Boris Johnson should apologise personally to all those who were assaulted and abused last night thanks to a half-baked gimmick designed solely as a publicity stunt and...
    on May 31, 2008 By: Bob Crow Source: BBC News

  3. "This once again shows that the DOT needs to put a stop to this ideological battle that would cause chaos at New York airports. The administration has tried to jam through a half-baked plan that can't even be implemented," said Sen. Charles...
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Newsday

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