flat footed

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.
See also: flat, footed
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Studying normal and flat footed individuals under high load tasks such as fatigue can elucidate their differences more easily.
On the other hand, there are some studies which have reported no significant difference between normal and flat footed subjects in their kinetic parameters and susceptibility to injury (4, 5).
Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that a functional fatigue task changes the linear CoP parameters between the two groups of normal and flat footed subjects.
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): One would think wearing a pair of high-heeled Jimmy Choos was painful for your ankles, but many a time, habitual stiletto wearers feel discomfort while walking flat footed.
He picks up a 3lb penalty and while he was a little flat footed half a mile out when Neil Callan asked for an effort the race was over quickly.
Gunners' defenders Matthew Upson and Sol Campbell were left fooled and flat footed by Southampton's brilliantly- worked free-kick.
Collymore, just one goal in 15 games since his pounds 7m move from Liverpool, said: "I am not only flat footed, I also have very wide feet.
Washington, July 16 (ANI): One would think wearing a pair of high-heeled Jimmy Choos was painful for your ankles, but many a time, habitual stiletto wearers feel discomfort while walking flat footed.