half-baked


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half-baked

Ill-conceived; unsound or flawed. (Alludes to something that has only cooked in the oven for half the time necessary.) Stop coming up with these half-baked schemes! They'll never work! I could tell the project was only half-baked from the beginning, but I kept my head down and said nothing.

half-baked

1. mod. badly thought out. It would have been approved if it weren’t so half-baked.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Fred got himself sort of half-baked every Saturday night.
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Once the ideas are smelling even half-baked, have a good dinner.
The council's well-intentioned bid to encourage Liverpool FC fans to use public transport by preventing them from parking in Tuebrook side roads is a half-baked idea.
Rather it's a half-baked zoo animal quest story buoyed by a father-and-son-learn-a- valuable-lesson reconciliation.
He said: "It would be disastrous if the government moves ahead with its own half-baked 'pet' ideas - and there are signs that it may be tempted to - in advance of the report's publication.
HALF-BAKED compromises and unrealistic ambitions were said yesterday to be threatening European subsidy re-form.
Many of the works have never been allowed public viewing before or at least have not been shown since the '50s: Judd participated in three New York gallery exhibits between '55 and '57, the last a solo outing the artist himself deemed a "stupid show [of] half-baked abstractions.
He said: "We will not allow them to get away with their lies, hypocrisy and half-baked policies.
shtml will put a stop to all those tedious pub arguments about the mortality of some half-baked celebrity from decades ago.
The Magazine's Lindsay Berra and John Broder take a closer look at Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green and other athletes as they test their skills in The Magazine's half-baked, half-decathlon in Jamaica.
They want up-skilling and training within the Fetac system of awards and they don't need half-baked consultants coming in running half-baked courses in hotel rooms around the country.
Suddenly, I remembered how half-baked and half-hearted it was: Sean Lock asks a rent-a-celeb (Jack Dee in this case) to name a few shows he likes/dislikes, throws in a few clips and - hey presto - we have a very cheap show.
Don't believe the hype that there were so few good women's roles that this already-won-by-Reese Witherspoon race has to be padded out with half-baked characters played by Judi Dench, Felicity Huffman or Charlize Theron in lousy movies.
It is Met Commissioner Sir Ian Blair who encouraged his force's shoot-to-kill policy when he must have known the grave dangers such a half-baked, ill thought out and confused policy carried.
Mrs Upton said: "With the possible loss of government funding because of the scrapping of public transport initiatives, we will be left with a half-baked development that will have few positive effects on the town's traffic problems, whereas fewer car journeys would benefit everyone with a pleasanter environment and fitter residents able to walk and cycle safely or make new friends on the bus.
While Dery leaves no descent into cyberdrool unexamined in his dissection of "cyberdelic" magazine MONDO 2000, he is more than willing to entertain the half-baked theories of white guys who build menacing machines that destroy each other in anarchist versions of Monster Truck rallies (Mark Pauline) and patently silly "performance artists" whose idea of transgression is augmenting their pudgy naked bodies with pseudo-robotic prostheses and spelling out "EVOLUTION" in front of ostensibly awestruck audiences (Stelarc).