Idiom:  both feet on the ground


Idiom:  (one's) both feet on the ground

  • to have a clear, realistic understanding of one's situation

Example sentences

  • My daughter's boyfriend is in a rock band but surprisingly he's got both feet on the ground.
  • Many young athletes throw away millions of dollars because they don't have their feet on the ground
  • Many of our customers don't have their feet on the ground when they come in to buy a new car and we're trained to exploit this situation.
  • No one thought I had my feet on the ground when I quit my job to work full-time on my YouTube channel but now I've got a million subscribers.
  • My husband really didn't have both feet on the ground when he agreed to buy our kids a horse.
  • If we'd had our feet on the ground, we would have paid down our mortgage instead of remodeling our basement.
  • Your father and I are concerned you don't have your feet on the ground. Why do you have to go to China to teach English?


  • have one's head (screwed) on straight

You might like these idioms

More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.

Your turn to use the idiom "both feet on the ground"

Practice makes progress.  It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.

> > idiom: both feet on the ground

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.