Definition of half-cocked in English:

half-cocked

Syllabification: half-cocked

Entry from US English dictionary

adjective

1(Of a gun) with the cock partly raised.
2Only partly ready; poorly prepared: half-cocked solutions often change things for the worse a couple of journalists went off half-cocked and misread a document

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