flat-footed(redirected from flat-footedness)
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1. Of or afflicted with flatfoot.
a. Steady on the feet.
b. Informal Without reservation; forthright: a flat-footed refusal.
3. Unable to react quickly; unprepared: The new product caught their competitors flat-footed.
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