- s with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
- s unprepared and unable to react quickly
the new product caught their competitors flat-footed
- s having broad flat feet that usually turn outward
a slow flat-footed walk
- s without reservation
a flat-footed refusal
- When the open standards of the Internet changed the game, Microsoft was initially caught flat-footed.
- Sources in the Pentagon, White House and Congress grumble that the CIA and the nation's other intelligence bureaucracy were caught flat-footed by the Sept.
- VOIP's young upstarts have already caught the giants flat-footed.
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- Markets steady as investors ready for Fed
Markets were fairly flat-footed ahead of a keenly awaited policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The central bank wraps up a two-day policy meeting later Wednesday and investors are looking to ...
June 19, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
- Roberto Luongo in USA Today
They're desperate, and we knew that coming in,said Luongo, who was coming off a 3-1 home win against San Jose. "After the big game on Saturday, we got caught a little flat-footed."
- Tim Connolly in ESPN
Daniel Paille made a great play because I was really caught flat-footed on the breakout,Connolly said. "He was able to strip the guy of the puck and left it there for me."
- Pascal Leclaire in ESPN
I don't know, we got away from our game plan,Leclaire said. "We're a good team when we play simple and we keep everything on the sides. We tried to do a little too much and we got caught flat-footed."