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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The following have been identified as risk factors for flat-footedness: male gender, lower age, overweight, and obesity (1).
The prevalence for flat-footedness diminishes significantly with age.
Another cause suggested for flat-footedness in obese children is that it can be caused by the collapse of the medial longitudinal arch because of excessive and continuous load on the foot by the body mass.
Pathological flat-footedness is defined by a valgus > 20[degrees] and the impossibility for active correction of the heel valgus (1).
Flat-footedness was classified according to the Denis classification, and children were determined as flat-footed if they had at least one type 1 in one of their feet.
Upon analyzing the presence of flat-footedness per city, Bogot registered a prevalence of 20.8% and Barranquilla of 7.9%.
Cox and Nash sharpened incisive beats, whether behind Ward's spiraling Trane-isms or Berger's flat-footedness. And Allen, another M-BASEr, continues to grow: juggling rhythms that she then zigzagged across, rolling barrelhouse chords that thickened and mutated into minor-mode smears a la Cecil Taylor, clustering Monk-isms, Oriental motifs and boppish cascades with stunning confidence, she stole the set.
Their flat-footedness was apparent with the tricky running and evasive footwork of Watson and Brown seeing them beat would-be tacklers while lock Maro Itoje powered through three players to created a try.
Once Ryan Giggs had exploited flat-footedness in the heart of Everton's defence by drawing the hosts level when he romped in to stab home Paul Scholes' long ball, United took total control.
Throughout a truly dismal first half during which the game was taken completely away from them, there was a staleness, a flat-footedness, a lack of vigour that made the fourthranked side in the world almost unrecognisable.