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Definición de “half-cock” en inglés

half-cock

adjective 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
(Definition of half-cock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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