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down to earth

Meaning: If someone is down to earth, they are practical and sensible.

For example:

  • Steven is an artist and a real dreamer, but luckily his wife Sarah is down to earth, so she takes care of their day-to-day lives.

  • We need someone who can come up with practical, down-to-earth ideas that we can work with in the real world.

Quick Quiz:

Which person would most people expect to be the most down to earth?
  1. a poet
  2. an artist
  3. a farmer

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