flatfoot

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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Children with flat-feet tend to walk with a reduced compliance in the loading response phase due to the impaired function of the hindfoot.
Comparison in spatial distribution of plantar pressure between flat-feet children and aged-match control subjects suggest that the region of interest, which reflects more plantar loading modification due to flat-feet posture is under head of first metatarsal, and cuboid bone.
Several studies [3, 9, 10] have explored GRF during gait for various foot complication in adults, but to date still little is known about the ground reaction force of children with flat-feet. Examining the GRF is of key importance to assess abnormal foot loading due to a flat-foot disorder.
Results from the ground reaction force suggested that for flat feet subjects the maximum force amplitude during the stance phase ([Fz.sub.1]: the first peak) occurred significantly sooner than for typical subjects on average by 7% (for flat-feet subjects 110 msec from the unset of stance initiation vs.
17.7% in flat feet subjects) contribution to the support moment was lower in the flat-feet group.
Despite some investigations in the area of GRF in adults with foot complication, still little is known about the GRF in children suffering from flat-feet complications.