feet on the ground

your feet on the ground

a realistic understanding of your own ideas, actions, and decisions It is hard to keep your feet on the ground when you suddenly become famous.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form both feet on the ground: She's a woman with both feet on the ground, who knows what's what.
See also: feet, ground, on
References in classic literature ?
When he came to himself, he began to cry and shriek at the top of his lungs, stamping his feet on the ground and wailing all the while:
I walked with my feet on the ground, but my head was in the clouds, as light as any of them.
They placed it on its feet on the ground, and one of the wild-men said, "Let the knight who has heart for it mount this machine.