go off half-cocked

speak without thinking, rush into action
  

Dar is sensible, but he goes off half-cocked when he plays ball.


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  • go off half-cocked — verb act prematurely or without reflection or too soon she wanted to quit her job but her mother told her not to go off half cocked • Syn: ↑go off at half cock • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑move • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • go\ off\ half-cocked — • go off half cocked • go off at half cock v. phr. informal To act or speak before getting ready; to do something too soon. Bill often goes off half cocked. Mr. Jones was thinking about quilting his job, but his wife told him not to go at half… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go off half-cocked — in. to proceed without knowing all the facts. □ I waited because I didn’t want to go off half cocked. □ The oss went off half cocked and exploded into a rage about the mess …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • go off half-cocked — also[go off at half cock] {v. phr.}, {informal} To act or speak before getting ready; to do something too soon. * /Bill often goes off half cocked./ * /Mr. Jones was thinking about quilting his job, but his wife told him not to go at half cock./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go off half-cocked — also[go off at half cock] {v. phr.}, {informal} To act or speak before getting ready; to do something too soon. * /Bill often goes off half cocked./ * /Mr. Jones was thinking about quilting his job, but his wife told him not to go at half cock./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go off half-cocked — verb To take a premature or ill considered action. Make sure none of your men go off half cocked and ruin this operation …   Wiktionary

  • go off half-cocked — act or speak before being ready He always goes off half cocked when he is at a meeting …   Idioms and examples

  • go off half-cocked — idi go off half cocked, to act or speak impulsively or thoughtlessly …   From formal English to slang

  • go off half cocked — Synonyms and related words: ad lib, anticipate, be caught napping, be predisposed, be surprised, be taken unawares, be unprepared, blow it, butt in, dive into, extemporize, foreglimpse, forejudge, forerun, foresee, forestall, foretaste, get ahead …   Moby Thesaurus

  • To go off half-cocked — Halfcock Half cock ( k[o^]k ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Halfcocked}( k[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Halfcocking}.] To set the cock of (a firearm) at the first notch. [1913 Webster] {To go off half cocked}, {To go off halfcocked}. (a) To be discharged… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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