have your feet on the ground

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

have your feet on the ground

COMMON If you have your feet on the ground, you are sensible and practical. A year on from winning the world junior cross-country title, Radcliffe still has her feet firmly on the ground. Kevin was always level-headed with both feet on the ground. Compare with get your feet on the ground. Compare with keep your feet on the ground.
See also: feet, ground, have, on

have (or keep) your feet on the ground

be (or remain) practical and sensible.
See also: feet, ground, have, on

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
See also: both, feet, ground, have, keep, on
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