keep (one's) feet on the ground

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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 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 kept his feet on the ground.
See also: feet, ground, keep, on

keep one's feet on the ground

 and have one's feet on the ground
Fig. to remain calm and stable. You will do all right if you have your feet on the ground. Don't get carried away. Just keep your feet on the ground and you will do fine.
See also: feet, ground, keep, 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