half-baked


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half-baked

Ill-conceived; not well thought out or planned. Likened 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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The company intends to market some of these new products under the brand name Half-Baked.
New Delhi [India] June 30 ( ANI ): Hours before the mid-night rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that it is a reform that holds great potential, but is being rushed through in a half-baked spectacle by an incompetent government.
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"This announcement seems a knee-jerk 'let's hammer the nurses' but what about health care assistants and managers who have no code of conduct?" Prof Bradshaw added: "This is a half-baked plan in response to the failings of Mid Staffordshire Hospital.
But it would be much, much worse to put a half-baked scenario together.
At the same time, he said that the constitutional package was presented in a half-baked stage.
Also, I welcome the fact that the Labour Government have done a U-turn on their half-baked scheme to introduce third party insurance, as this would have imposed an unfair tax on every dog-owner.
Barbara Harley made the "half-baked" attempt as a cry for help and did not intend to cause serious harm, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard.
Nowadays I can barely get a half-baked proclamation out of my mouth before some touchscreen-wielding loser has googled me to it.
And the half-baked hold-up at the Cuckoo Restaurant in Melbourne hit rock bottom when one of the raiders accidentally shot the other in the buttocks.
FREEDOMNOMICS: WHY THE FREE MARKET WORKS AND OTHER HALF-BAKED THEORIES DON'T shows how free market principles produce the best chances for success.
Until, of course, the final second before it's due, when you'll have to throw together a half-baked report.
"It is important that people see this for what it is." a half-baked myth," said Kevin Cathcart, executive director for the gay rights group Lambda Legal.
Indeed, if things are going well, there will be strange mixtures of hunch, crunch or (as Cedric Price would have had it) scrambled-egg concepts: eccentric thinking, lateral thinking and the positively half-baked idea-all using the opportunity to strike out.
It's time for MLB to cease this "half-baked doping policy which insults the intelligence of the U.S.