flat footed

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(deyim) 1. having flat feet. 2. (informal) clumsy. 3. (informal) unprepared; off guard
suffering from a condition in which the arch of the foot is flattened; stubborn (Slang); caught unprepared (Slang)
unprepared to act

They caught us flat-footed.

having the specific physical condition of flat feet
having feet which are flat

Bears are flat-footed animals.

To firmly hold and maintain a decision; to stand one's ground

1892 Frank Millet: I write in this way to urge you to be explicit and flat-footed in your wishes. Quoted in: 2003 Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America'', ISBN 0609608444, page 177.

flatfooted
Having flatfeet
flatfooted
Unprepared to respond; unready
flat foot
foot condition in which the instep of the foot is flat rather than arched
flat foot
A foot in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole of the foot rests upon the ground; also, the deformity, usually congential, exhibited by such a foot; splayfoot
flat-footed
If you are flat-footed, the arches of your feet are too low
flat-footed
disapproval If you describe a person or action as flat-footed, you think they are clumsy, awkward, or foolish. flat-footed writing The government could be caught flat-footed
flat-footed
with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe having broad flat feet that usually turn outward; "a slow flat-footed walk"
flat-footed
unprepared and unable to react quickly; "the new product caught their competitors flat-footed
flat-footed
without reservation; "a flat-footed refusal"
flatfooted
Having a flat foot, with little or no arch of the instep
flatfooted
{s} suffering from a condition in which the arch of the foot is flattened; stubborn (Slang); caught unprepared (Slang)
flatfooted
Firm-footed; determined
flat footed

    Silbentrennung

    flat foot·ed

    Türkische aussprache

    flät fûtîd

    Aussprache

    /ˈflat ˈfo͝otəd/ /ˈflæt ˈfʊtɪd/

    Etymologie

    [ 'flat ] (adjective.) 14th century. Middle English, from Old Norse flatr; akin to Old High German flaz flat, and probably to Greek platys broad; more at PLACE.

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