from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or afflicted with flatfoot.
  • adjective Steady on the feet.
  • adjective Informal Without reservation; forthright.
  • adjective Unable to react quickly; unprepared.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having flat feet; having little or no hollow in the sole, and a low arch in the instep.
  • Firm-footed; resolute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a flat foot, with little or no arch of the instep; suffering from fallen arches.
  • adjective Slang, U.S. Firm-footed; determined.
  • adjective clumsy; amateurish; pedestrian; unimaginative; plodding.
  • adjective Without reservation; without evasion or compromise; firm.
  • adjective With feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe.
  • adjective Unprepared and unable to react quickly.
  • adjective to catch (a person) unprepared; to catch (a person) by surprise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having feet which are flat
  • adjective of humans having the specific physical condition of flat feet
  • adjective idiomatic unprepared to act
  • adjective Holding firmly and maintaining a decision; to standing on one's ground.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective unprepared and unable to react quickly
  • adjective with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
  • adjective without reservation
  • adjective having broad flat feet that usually turn outward


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