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Definition of flat-footed

flat-footed

adjective

  • Unready, incapable of responding to an assault.

    Literally not on the balls of the feet in balance and preparation, but vulnerable to any incoming force.
    I thought I could get the truth about the situation, but my questions caught him flat-footed. I don't think he had an honest answer.
    It looks like he was ready for anyone to come through that door, but I still caught him flat-footed.

    Last edited on Sep 02 2015. Submitted by enkephalin07 from New Orleans, LA, USA on Sep 02 2015.

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  • See also 'on the back foot'

    Prepared, in position for response or counter-attack.

    Last edited on Sep 02 2015. Submitted by enkephalin07 from New Orleans, LA, USA on Sep 02 2015.

  • 'on the back foot' conversely means 'on the defensive' and 'unready' in political, business and legal colloquial.

    Those guys were never in a fight anyway, so fuck them.

    Last edited on Sep 02 2015. Submitted by enkephalin07 from New Orleans, LA, USA on Sep 02 2015.

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