So my dignity was shocked when I had to come down from my self-promoted position to a flatfooted infantryman again.
She looked up, puzzled, first at the comely, flatfooted Indian woman and afterward at the handsome little brown-faced papoose.
At each encore the Utes stamped their flatfooted way round the room in a kind of impromptu and mirthful dance.
"Winn, I won't do it," said Brayton, with flatfooted decision.
Unprepared; surprised •Usu in the phrase catch someone flatfooted: He just stood there flatfooted and watched it roll in (1912+ Baseball)
Straightforwardly; without ceremony: If they were going to turn it down, they would have just flatfooted done it (1828+)