What do you make of the following sentence, do you think it’s acceptable English?
Neither Jack’s underbaked opinions nor his overcooked casseroles were palatable to me.
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To me, an underbaked opinion would be a shallow opinion – i.e. an opinion with insufficient input and thought behind it.
I guess I would interpret the ‘casserole’ part either figuratively or literally depending on the rest of the context.
I like the sentence.
We would virtually never say “underbaked”, but more often “half-baked”. The author obviously used the term “underbaked” for parallelism with “overcooked”. It was poetic license.