flat-footed


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with feet flat on the ground

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unprepared and unable to react quickly

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having broad flat feet that usually turn outward

without reservation

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Defender Steve Foster had headed them in front from Plummer's 32nd- minute corner, climbing above a flat-footed defence at the far post.
And in 36 minutes Barnes was caught flat-footed as he allowed a Kevin McGoldrick 25- yard free-kick to float over him and into the net.
Instead, in his predictably flat-footed introduction to the section of the book containing "What I'd Do to the Stars," he devotes his deductive powers to a feeble analysis of something called "Nova Grows Up," which he calls "Hitchcock's most extensive commentary on molding one of his actresses.
At that time, exhibits of mounted skeletons were "of questionable interest even to specialists,' he wrote, because there was no attention to detail, many bones were simply omitted and the skeleton was often arranged into a flat-footed position that would have been impossible during the animal's life.
p ny t Visiting keeper Dean Delany was caught flat-footed as midfielder Bolger (inset) sent a tame-looking header from Ger O'Brien's delivery from the right looping into the net.
Four minutes later, defender Lawson Vaughn passed to fellow rookie Sacha Kljestan deep in the offensive zone, and Kljestan found Juan Pablo Garcia for a 23-yard shot that caught Garlick flat-footed for a 2-0 advantage.
Adrian Clarke's cross caught Telford's defence flat-footed, and Baptise took full advantage with a crisp finish from close in.
In the 67th minute Burscough took the lead as Bowen's free-kick caught the defence flat-footed and Matty Innes scored.
The wildly different dynamics--the ultra-fast huddled spin juxtaposed with the dancers suspending in splayed positions, the quick, flat-footed steps alternating with serene, refined waltzing--were suggestive of a world out of kilter, perhaps a statement on the right-wing condition in Vienna today.
He left Fulham keeper Maik Taylor completely flat-footed with a brilliantly weighted 55th-minute curler.
Lavin's text is timid and flat-footed, incapable of suggestion, of moving beyond its own blinkered literality.
Mark Johnston's Layali Al Andalus took it up with two furlongs to run and briefly looked as if he had caught Johnny Murtagh's mount flat-footed.
Suzanne Mischenko sent a well-placed pass to Brianna Monka, who turned with a defender on her shoulder and scored to the near post, past a flat-footed Laura Guerin.
A long clearance by defender Dylan Kerr was met on the run down the left by Burke and, catching the United defence flat-footed, he hit a fiercely dipping shot that Sieb Dykstra never sniffed.
The main force behind the show is his passion and admiration for those hard-driving buck dancers who worked close to the floor, flat-footed, with exclusive emphasis on the legs, before the modern use of the upper body.