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Difference between Half a man and Half-baked man

half a mana man lacking in spirits, strength, or courage:

  • If only half a man—like Buck—shouts “Lynch him!” you’re afraid to back down—afraid you’ll be found out to be what you are—cowards.

half-baked man —(coll., derog.) an unwise and inexperienced man:

  • I would rather see the children in the hands of a man whose principles are known to me, than of some half-baked man of learning…