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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
adj.

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

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