with both feet on the ground

with both feet on the ground

Being and remaining in a calm, stable, sensible, and pragmatic state or condition; not being 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 act with both feet on the ground. It's clear to see from his handling of the young team this season that he's a coach with both feet on the ground.
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both feet on the ground, with

In a sensible, realistic, or practical manner. For example, You can count on Tom not to get cheated in that deal; he has both feet on the ground, or Jean is a dreamer, but her husband is a man with his feet on the ground. There is a related phrase, have both feet on the ground, meaning "to be practical or realistic." [Mid-1900s]
See also: both, feet, on
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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