both feet on the ground, with

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both feet on the ground, with

In a sensible, realistic, or practical manner. For example, You can count on Tom not to get cheated in that deal; he has both feet on the ground, or Jean is a dreamer, but her husband is a man with his feet on the ground. There is a related phrase, have both feet on the ground, meaning "to be practical or realistic." [Mid-1900s]
See also: both, feet, 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.