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catch someone flat-footed

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catch someone flat-footed

verb phrase

To surprise someone; catch someone unprepared: When the market crashed they were caught flat-footed/ Milwaukee was caught on its heels as Doran added his second goal

[1940s+; fr baseball, referring esp to a base runner who is caught off-base and thrown out]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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