flat-footed


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flat-footed

1. Slow to react. Unprepared. Often used in the phrase "caught flat footed." That goal was my fault, guys. I got caught flat-footed on the play.
2. Clumsy and awkward. Don't trust her carrying that vase—she's so flat-footed. I would change your opening argument—it's a little flat-footed right now.
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Orr netted with an attempted cross from the right which caught goalkeeper Steve Collis flat-footed and McCammon headed the second eight minutes later after Luke Wilk-shire's free-kick had been deflected into his path.
Newcomer Carl Connolly nearly put Prescot ahead in the 25th minute when he left Frickley keeper Mark Shackleton flat-footed with a chip that came back off the bar.
Kate's flat-footed stomping and sulking contrasted with Petruchio's wide-legged stance and determined pirouettes.
By emphasizing this action, the hurdler will avoid dropping (lowering) the center of gravity and/or becoming more flat-footed.
The sum total of these efforts was precise ly a "concept show," but beyond the occasional knowing chuckle that Spence's flat-footed delivery might have prompted, this tautological and reflexive punch line was largely lost on his art-school audience.
I told Tony to sit handy if there was no gallop and go for it turning for home, and he caught them flat-footed.
From a line-out, stand-off King was held but he slipped an inside pass to centre Mark Denney, who outpaced the flat-footed home defence to the try-line.
Brentford secured their late point when a free-kick from Evans found its way through a sea of players and Ingamasson applied the slightest of touches to leave Welch flat-footed.
Even some big institutional investors were caught flat-footed by the margin trap.
Now my right foot has a "slap" to it when I try to run, as if I were running flat-footed.
Niven kept Alpine Panther up to his work and despite landing flat-footed over the last, he still managed to hold off the fast-finishing hat-trick seeking Flying Gunner by half a length.
pharmaceutical industry could be caught flat-footed.
An Ian Murray free-kick into the area was met by Ryan Christie who beat the flat-footed Clach defence and clipped the ball home.