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down-to-earth

[doun-too-urth, -tuh-] /ˈdaʊn tuˈɜrθ, -tə-/
adjective
1.
practical and realistic:
a down-to-earth person.
Origin of down-to-earth
1925-1930
1925-30
Synonyms
hard-headed, sensible, sober, pragmatic.
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British Dictionary definitions for down to earth

down-to-earth

adjective
1.
sensible; practical; realistic
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Word Origin and History for down to earth

down-to-earth

adj.

also down to earth, as an adjectival phrase, attested from 1932.

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Idioms and Phrases with down to earth

down to earth

1.
Back to reality. For example, It's time the employees were brought down to earth concerning the budget. P.G. Wodehouse had this idiom in Very Good, Jeeves! (1930): “I had for some little time been living . . . in another world. I now came down to earth with a bang.” [ Late 1920s ]
2.
Also, down-to-earth. Realistic or interested in everyday occurrences, as in She is a very down-to-earth person, not at all involved with the glamour of Hollywood. [ 1930s ]
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