half-cock half-cock

Definition(s):

  • (n) confusion resulting from lack of preparation

Quotes

  1. Brown allies said an attempted coup had "gone off at half-cock".
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Independent

  2. "I am pleasantly surprised at yesterday's events, I was worried we would go at it half-cock and announce a compromise solution," Cotton said. "The structure announced by the RFU yesterday is exactly the right one to take England forward. All...
    on Apr 27, 2006 By: Fran Cotton Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. In a delightful tribute to Wellard, Pinter wrote: "Even side-on to the pitch and not apparently paying any attention he could see what the ball was doing. She popped, he would say, he wasn't forward enough. It's no good playing half-cock on a wicket...
    on Oct 29, 2005 By: Harold Pinter Source: Hindu

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