Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - half-baked


poorly planned;

poorly thought out


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - half-baked

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Are you sure you have really thought this idea through? You really don't want to present a half-baked idea to the boss.

Colleague 2: I suppose you are right. If my idea is not complete and detailed, I will look a little foolish.

Colleague 1: Perhaps you should take some time to expand your idea a little more and elucidate some of the supporting ideas more fully.

Colleague 2: Good idea.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - half-baked

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Has Jacob approached you about borrowing money for his newest hair-brained business scheme?

Friend 2: He came to see me yesterday. His enthusiasm is great but trying to borrow money on half baked business schemes never works. He does not even have a business plan.

Friend 1: He really needs to plan much more thoroughly and with far more detail.

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half-baked - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for half-baked.

half-baked - Examples:

1)  Now, I'm not saying to put a half-baked product out there. I'm just doing the best I can with what I ...

2)  ... gather all the facts, and instead insists on spewing out someone else's frequently half-baked ideas are not worthy of the time investment.

3)  One last point, giving half-baked “scientific fact” is irresponsible and misleading. 

4)  How about they try discarding all of the poorly sited stations and their half-baked data. I would like to see what trend that smaller data set would show.

5)  ... be OK with the premise that they are starting with what some may consider a half-baked idea -- one that very well may fail as constituted. 

6)  ... the market is so fragmented, and the offerings still all seem so half-baked, that I'd rather spend my time ...

7)  I don't want anyone to take the responsibility for any half-baked notions that are wholly my own.

8)  Our plans become half-baked if we dissipate the 'heat' of the creativity that's cooking them.

9)  With respect to minority representation, the last thing we need is another half-baked affirmative action scheme.

10)  The biggest problem with the debate, I think, is the muddled thinking and half-baked arguments that characterize each side.

11)  So I thought this song was about half-baked plans, fuzzy intentions, avoidable disasters all encountered along the way to finding a ...

12)  The only thing you manage to do is build a weak case on half-baked assumptions that can't be verified in any way, shape or form.

13)  And, in releasing what is essentially a half-baked beta of this in its rush to be free of Google, Apple has also ...

14)  In his place is a loopy experimenter apparently willing to throw every half-baked idea he has up on the screen, ...

15)  It supports tagging and full text searches, as well as some half-baked "social" features which can be safely ignored. 

16)  ... surprised the writer didn't attempt it and left his thoughts on the topic as half-baked as he did. 

17)  There really does need to be a clarion call that Samsung throws out half-baked products and then tells customers to "just deal with it" or "buy ...

18)  Ideas that have come to me half-formed and sometimes half-baked have been completed and refined as we have worked on them together. 

19)  ... is not just unfinished and unpublished; it is full of blemishes, gaps, half-baked ideas that distract us from the best ideas in it.

20)  ... you'll be left with endless pages of half-baked sections which you somehow need to pull together later.