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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.

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

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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Her transformation was clearly etched in Ribeiro's dynamic performance, from the flatfooted stomps and high, vicious kicks of Act I to the softer, more vulnerable woman of Act II.
With obvious humor and matter-of-fact directness, his flatfooted art demonstrates that it is the quasi-Romantic quest for originality rather than originality's putative disappearance that empties art of meaning.
With comebacking coach Tai Bundit calling the shots once again, Creamline was caught flatfooted as it ran smack against a determined Motolite side in the first frame.
Then, nine minutes from the final whistle, Brennan got the goal his performance richly deserved, a curling lob which left Rouse flatfooted.
She was caught flatfooted as the tempo increased two furlongs out but, having dropped to the rear passing the furlong marker, she stayed on for fourth.
Seoul pounced on every opportunity to attack and outran the flatfooted Elephants to the tune of 14 points off turnovers.