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flat-footed (ˌflætˈfʊtɪd)
1.  having flatfoot
2.  informal (Brit)
 a.  clumsy or awkward
 b.  downright and uncompromising
3.  informal off guard or unawares (often in the phrase catch flat-footed)

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