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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “half-cock”

half-cock

adjective
 
 
/ˌhɑːfˈkɒk/ US  /ˌhæfˈkɑːk/ old-fashioned
go off at half-cock UK (US go off half-cocked) to start before arrangements are complete, and failing as a result
未安排好就倉促行事,過早行事
Starting and beginningStarting again
(Definition of half-cock from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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