half-cocked


half-cocked
1. mod. unprepared. (See also go off half-cocked.)
So he’s half-cocked. So what?
You’re half-cocked for everything you do.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated.
He just sat there, half-cocked and singing.
Old Jed got himself half-cocked at the reception.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.