down-to-earth

down-to-earth

[doun-too-urth, -tuh-]
adjective
practical and realistic: a down-to-earth person.

Origin:
1925–30


hard-headed, sensible, sober, pragmatic.
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down-to-earth
 
adj
sensible; practical; realistic

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