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down to earth

This page is about the idiom down to earth


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?

a. a poet

b. an artist

c. a farmer
a) a poet b) an artist c) a farmer

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Contributor: Matt Errey

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