Idiom:  both feet on the ground


Idiom:  (one's) both feet on the ground

  • to have a clear, realistic understanding of one's situation

Example sentences

  • My daughter's boyfriend is in a rock band but surprisingly he's got both feet on the ground.
  • Many young athletes throw away millions of dollars because they don't have their feet on the ground
  • Many of our customers don't have their feet on the ground when they come in to buy a new car and we're trained to exploit this situation.
  • No one thought I had my feet on the ground when I quit my job to work full-time on my YouTube channel but now I've got a million subscribers.
  • My husband really didn't have both feet on the ground when he agreed to buy our kids a horse.
  • If we'd had our feet on the ground, we would have paid down our mortgage instead of remodeling our basement.
  • Your father and I are concerned you don't have your feet on the ground. Why do you have to go to China to teach English?


  • have one's head (screwed) on straight

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