See also: flatfooted
- Having feet which are flat.
- Bears are flat-footed animals.
- (of humans) Having the specific physical condition of flat feet.
- (informal) Unprepared to act.
- They caught us flat-footed.
- Holding firmly and maintaining a decision; to standing on 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.
having flat feet
having physical condition "flat feet"