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    Smile down to earth!!

    What is the meaning of "Down to earth"?
    Can anyone please explain it with some examples?

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    sort of " humble person' characteristic

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    Default Re: down to earth!!

    Quote Originally Posted by izam View Post
    sort of " humble person' characteristic
    Hi, Izam! Welcome to the forums! We hope you will become a frequent visitor!

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    adj.
    1. Realistic; sensible.
    2.
    a. Not pretentious or affected; straightforward.
    b. Not overly ornate; simple in style.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Down+to+Earth

    practical and sensible:

    She's a down-to-earth sort of woman with no pretensions.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...3496&dict=CALD

    1. (idiomatic) Practical; realistic; pragmatic.

    He had a down-to-earth attitude that translated into a straightforward, but effective strategy.

    Synonyms

    * (realistic): have one's feet on the ground, earth-bound

    Antonym

    have one's head in the clouds

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/down_to_earth

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