have both feet on the ground


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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.
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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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