Translation of "half-cock" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

half-cockadjective

uk /ˌhɑːfˈkɒk/ us /ˌhæfˈkɑːk/ UK old-fashioned
go off at half-cock UK US go off half-cocked

to fail because of not being well planned or because of starting too soon

未安排好就仓促行事,过早行事

(Translation of “half-cock” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)