go off half-cocked

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Synonyms for go off half-cocked

act prematurely or without reflection or too soon

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But just because UMass is the city's biggest employer and its research scientists sport enormous brains, we can't allow it to go off half-cocked whenever it feels like it.
For more call 09050 700 437 Gemini May 22 - June 20 WITHOUT taking time to listen, to let a family member finish their conversation in particular, you might go off half-cocked and that makes things very difficult indeed.
President Obama's national security adviser says Israel is acting "responsibly" on Iran and he doesn't expect it to go off half-cocked on its own attacking the Islamic Republic.
The rest of us would never let them go off half-cocked by themselves.
But I always go off half-cocked Because I don't know how to hold back.