have/keep both/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 both 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 was always able to have both feet on the ground. It's clear to see from his handling of the young team this season that he's a coach who has both feet on the ground. I never worry about our eldest daughter's future. She has both feet firmly on the ground.
See also: both, feet, ground, have, on

keep (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. My father has always been a rock of level-headed judgment and advice. Even during our family's lowest points, he's always kept his feet on the ground.
See also: feet, ground, keep, on

keep both 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 was always able to keep both feet on the ground. It's clear to see from his handling of the young team this season that he's a coach who keeps both feet on the ground. I never worry about our eldest daughter's future. She usually keeps both feet firmly on the ground.
See also: both, feet, ground, keep, 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

keep your feet on the ground

COMMON If you keep your feet on the ground, you continue to act in a sensible and practical way even when exciting things are happening or you have become successful or powerful. He says he keeps his feet on the ground by keeping childhood friends around him. She must try very hard to keep her feet on the ground and not allow herself to become too dazzled by the luxury of her new life. Note: You can also say that someone has or keeps both feet on the ground with the same meaning. Kevin was always level-headed and had both feet on the ground. Compare with get your feet on the ground. Compare with have your feet on the ground.
See also: feet, ground, keep, 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