have (one's) feet on the ground

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have (one's) feet on the ground

To be and remain in a calm, stable, sensible, and pragmatic state or condition; to not be subject to extreme emotional reactions or affected by exceptional changes in one's situation. My father has always been a rock of level-headed judgment and advice. Even during our family's lowest points, he's always had his feet on the ground.
See also: feet, ground, have, on