In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(idea/plan/scheme) mal concebido
- In a jocular vein he speaks about the raw deal meted out to directors by certain half-baked specialists ‘who speak authoritatively’ about cinema.
- Even the half-baked economists at the IMF should know that holding back government spending in a contracting economy is like turning off the engines on an aeroplane in stall.
- I jotted down a bunch of things that have been bouncing around my head regarding social software, some half-baked, some fully baked.
- After more than four years of talking about schemes, at last we have a proposal which, frankly, I feel is inadequate and half-baked.
- The only thing wrong with P-Y's current plans is that he's struggling with half-baked ideas for content, like Ministry of Sound events.
- Every problem, no matter how fundamental, is bombarded with a raft of half-baked, jargon-infested initiatives that spark for a day in the headlines and then quietly fizzle out.
- I mean, here I was with an escaped convict, heading down the stairs of a questionable business with a half-baked plan developing in my mind.
- Under such circumstances, the rural population needs the reassurance of a fully staffed and professional police force, not a half-baked proposal to use the retired.
- But we will not support the pathetic, half-baked attempt that the Government so proudly proclaims as its solution.
- Last Days, by comparison, is simply small, plumbing the shallow depths of half-baked notions about celebrity and art and depression.
- It's pathetic, it's half-baked, it's childish.
- Is it just the ego's yearning for self-gratification that makes a person cling to the half-baked notion that every single human being is a unique individual?
- An election is all about putting your most mouth-watering political wares in the shop window, and discarding those half-baked ideas that will crumble under election pressure.
- In some cases, works that were originally conceived as part of a series appeared in bits and dribbles, which frequently made for a half-baked presentation.
- So because the analysis is half-baked, so too is the solution and as such, when combined with the slight hitch referred to, it will prove as about as effective as a lighthouse in the Bog of Allen.
- Daena may be a half-baked character, but she isn't the film's weakest link.
- Joking aside, The Lizzie McGuire Movie may sound predictable and half-baked, but it is a surprisingly good film.
- As a result, Yosemite sounds like a half-baked children's album for weary adults.
- The one completely half-baked notion I had at the end was that Barry Egan was Popeye.
- Think something all the way through rather than going with a stupid, knee-jerk reaction based on some half-baked beliefs.
- I will investigate the links and come back with yet more half-baked questions, I imagine… cheers chaps!
- Compare then the words of Franz Kafka and William Faulkner to the half-baked notions of the end of history and the clash of civilizations.
- Those who would mistake the storm for a lame gimmick or a half-baked attempt at breaching the fourth wall are missing the point.
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