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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He will never present a half-baked idea to the head coach, players, or administration, and he will always show his pride in the team and the school.
That kind of half-baked analysis may soothe the egos of the rest of us who share or have shared responsibility for the newspaper's quality.
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