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Meaning of “flat-footed” in the English Dictionary

"flat-footed" in British English

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flat-footedadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌflætˈfʊt.ɪd/  us   /-ˈfʊt̬-/
in a ​difficult or ​unexpectedsituation that makes you ​unable to ​move or ​reactquickly or ​skilfully: Campaign ​leaders were caught flat-footed when the ​opinionpollssuddenlystarted to ​swing the other way. informal boring, with no new ​ideas or ​imagination: a flat-footed ​politicalcampaign As with all the ​best American ​comedies, the ​sharpness of the ​script made the ​average British ​sitcomseemembarrassingly flat-footed.
(Definition of flat-footed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flat-footed" in American English

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flat-footedadjective

 /ˈflætˈfʊt·ɪd/
having ​feet with a ​bottompart that is not ​curved up in an ​arch, as is ​usual, but is ​level so that it ​touches the ​ground
(Definition of flat-footed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flat-footed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 平足的,扁平足的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平足的,扁平足的…
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