have both feet on the ground


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have both feet on the ground

To be firmly grounded in a realistic, pragmatic mindset regarding one's or others' ideas, ambitions, plans, or goals. It's great that you are so intrepid in your entrepreneurship, but you have to have both feet on the ground or you could end up losing everything. I never worry about our eldest daughter's future. She has both feet firmly on the ground.
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have/keep both/your feet on the ˈground

have a sensible and realistic attitude to life: He is always talking about his big plans to be a great actor. You should tell him to keep his feet on the ground. OPPOSITE: have your head in the clouds
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