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Robin opened one eye—the one toward the house—and half-cocked an ear.

I've told you they won't go off half-cocked as long as Westfall is on the job.

Alone, she might have gone off half-cocked in an emotional tizzy.

"If you're going off half-cocked, then we both are, Dave," he said quietly.

He is the most level-headed member of 162 the family, and would not fly off half-cocked.

It seems to me that Dr. Detmers is always going off "half-cocked."

I could never have imagined myself going off half-cocked like that.

Now listen, you two girls—you're going off half-cocked and you're both full of little red ants.

"Don't get agitated and go off half-cocked," said Monroe, in the same icy tone as before.

Standing by the washstand Cheyenne took his gun from its holster, half-cocked it, and punched out the loaded cartridges.

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