flat-footed


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flat-foot·ed

(flăt′fo͝ot′ĭd)
adj.
1. Of or afflicted with flatfoot.
2.
a. Steady on the feet.
b. Informal Without reservation; forthright: a flat-footed refusal.
3. Unable to react quickly; unprepared: The new product caught their competitors flat-footed.

flat′-foot′ed·ly adv.
flat′-foot′ed·ness n.

flat-footed

(ˌflætˈfʊtɪd)
adj
1. (Medicine) having flatfoot
2. informal
a. clumsy or awkward
b. downright and uncompromising
3. informal off guard or unawares (often in the phrase catch flat-footed)
ˌflat-ˈfootedly adv
ˌflat-ˈfootedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flat-footed - with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
footed - having feet; "footed creatures"; "a footed sofa"
2.flat-footed - unprepared and unable to react quickly; "the new product caught their competitors flat-footed"
unready - not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue"
3.flat-footed - having broad flat feet that usually turn outward; "a slow flat-footed walk"
splayfoot, splayfooted - having feet that turn outward
4.flat-footed - without reservation; "a flat-footed refusal"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
Translations

flat-footed

[ˈflætˈfʊtɪd] ADJ
1.de pies planos
to be flat-footedtener los pies planos
2. (fig) (= clumsy) → patoso (Sp)

flat-footed

[ˈflætˈfʊtɪd] adj to be flat-footedavere i piedi piatti
References in classic literature ?
That was a gang of changars - the women who have taken all the embankments of all the Northern railways under their charge - a flat-footed, big-bosomed, strong-limbed, blue-petticoated clan of earth-carriers, hurrying north on news of a job, and wasting no time by the road.
Already I was down from the high peaks and standing flat-footed upon earth.
This can make you walk in a more pigeon-toed style, eventually leading to knee and hip pain, especially if you're already flat-footed.
With her flat-footed stance, rectangular smile, and manner of accepting applause like a queen suffering the idolatry of her subjects, McKenzie has Merman's stage presence down pat.
It's certainly the only excuse for a remake of this flat-footed movie from 1949 about a girl's special bond with a big ape.
Chances were few and far between during a scrappy first half, but the Dale defence was left flat-footed when John Murphy's shot was blocked and fellow striker Darren Wright pounced on the loose ball to celebrate his first ever League goal.
The performer danced flat-footed, with the torso tipped forward and the legs slightly bent.
And then he caught the Grimsby defence flat-footed just a couple of minutes later as his cross found Wood to head into the net.
FLAT-footed John Sergeant can go on his long-booked cruise now he's walked out of Strictly Come Dancing.
But if Mayor James Hahn and most of the City Council seem flat-footed in response to public frustration with the current state of politics, at least some city leaders seem to understand.
And while the phrasing was still rough and in places flat-footed, one could imagine Dark Elegies soon glinting with spartan clarity.
His side had stolen the lead in the 19th minute when Shaun Marshall caught keeper Bart Griemink flat-footed.