down to earth

down to earth

Meaning

  • decent, simple, realistic
  • practical and straightforward
  • sensible and pragmatic

Example Sentences

  1. She is very down to earth person, not at all attracted by the glamour world.
  2. Initially, I was not interested to meet the parents of my girl friend, but after last night’s dinner treat I found them very nice and down to earth couple.
  3. There are few people in the world are down to earth these days.
  4. Canadians are known as very humble and down to earth people but this is not applicable for all of them.
  5. I miss my schooldays teacher, Miss Marry, she was really a down to earth lady.
  6. I can easily identify the people those who pretends to be down to earth but they are not in real.

Origin

This idiom does not seem an ancient expression and most probably, there is no record of this phrase before the year 1930 in history.

Synonyms

List of Synonym words of “down to earth” idiomatic phrase.

  1. realistic
  2. practical
  3. sensible
  4. responsible
  5. matter-of-fact
  6. reasonable
  7. rational
  8. logical
  9. balanced
  10. sober
  11. pragmatic
  12. commonsensical
  13. sane
  14. levelheaded

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AuthorJegan writes on 6th July 2017

Our college principal was a down to earth person.

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