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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.

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.
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When I ask about flatfooting or buckdancing or clogging, I get a different answer from everyone," I said.
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They have built up their expertise over many years with acknowledged flatfooting master Ira Bernstein as one of their tutors.