half-baked

[haf-beykt, hahf-]
adjective
1.
insufficiently cooked.
2.
not completed; insufficiently planned or prepared: a half-baked proposal for tax reform.
3.
lacking mature judgment or experience; unrealistic.

Origin:
1615–25

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half-baked
 
adj
1.  insufficiently baked
2.  informal foolish; stupid
3.  informal poorly planned or conceived

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half-baked definition


  1. mod.
    badly thought out. : It would have been approved if it weren't so half-baked.
  2. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. : Fred got himself sort of half-baked every Saturday night.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
The tedious naysayers with their half-baked arguments are only seeking
  attention here that they can't get in their daily lives.
The last thing any discipline needs is more rushed, half-baked research.
Children, and half-baked adults, were in danger of becoming ruminants.
In that case half-baked, not-quite-heme molecules pile up.
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