flatfoot


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

flatfoot

slang A police officer. Please, that old flatfoot will never be able to catch up to us once we run out of the store.

flatfoot

and flatty
n. a police officer, especially a foot patrol officer. (Older.) Think about how the flatfoot on the beat is affected by this cold. There’s a flatty on the corner. Go ask him for some help.
References in periodicals archive ?
Calcaneal osteotomy in the treatment of adult acquired flatfoot deformity.
Prevalence of flexible flatfoot in Taiwanese school-aged children in relation to obesity, gender and age.
The physiological or flexible flatfoot, characterized by a normal arch without weight support and flattening of the arch during standing (3), is often noted during the first decade of life and can be symptomatic or asymptomatic.
14) In Flatfoot the basic plot and the sequence of scenes are preserved, just stripped of some chit-chat among slaves, lengthy discussions on general moral issues, and repetitions of detailed instructions to the players; what remains, however, are the central role of the scheming slave, reflections on his position, the pressure put on him by his superiors, and his instructions to other actors, as this comedy includes numerous references on its improvisational quality.
13,15,21,22) Classification Stages Description Stage I The patient has pain and swelling along the tendon, is able to perform single heel raises, flatfoot deformity is minimal, and the subtalar joint is mobile.
That means that the human subject will progressively correct its flatfoot by disposing to his shoes some orthesis beginning with small dimensions and, if necessary, continuing with increased orthesis dimensions.
While most cases of adult-onset flatfoot require surgery, Hutchinson says congenital flatfoot is an entirely different condition that is best treated with orthotics in children.
The Dallas' Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Flatfoot Clinic was the site of the study.
One of Gene Hackman's few real stinkers, this 1990 turkey sees him in his default 'tough cop' setting and partnered with Dan Aykroyd's bow tie-wearing, stuffed-shirt flatfoot who - and here's the hilarious twist - has a multiple-personality disorder.
Warwickshire line-up The Dustbowl String Band will perform some popular Americana songs and tunes, spiced up with authentic Appalachian flatfoot dancing.
Future flatfoot Shaq Fu flat out says he doesn't plan to make any further adjustments that could fix the current freebie situation.