on the ground


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on the ground

1. In or at a location where the real work or action is happening, as opposed to observing or directing something from a distance. We need to have reporters on the ground to cover the revolution in real time.
2. Amongst the real, ordinary people involved in or affected by something. The sentiment on the ground is that the government should be prioritizing aid for its citizens instead of for foreign nations.
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on the ground

in a place where real, practical work is done.
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on the ˈground

among ordinary people or people closely involved in something: On the ground, there are hopes that the fighting will soon stop.There’s a lot of support for the policy on the ground.
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on the ground

At a place that is exciting, interesting, or important: a reporter who wanted to be on the ground when the story broke.
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