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]
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Example sentences from the Web for both feet on the ground, with
Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
That officer fretting about his “stance,” we learn, is plagued by PTSD that cripples him both on the job and at home.
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.
Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
There was a rumor that Alessandro and his father had both died; but no one knew anything certainly.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
You need but will, and it is done; but if you relax your efforts, you will be ruined; for ruin and recovery are both from within.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
We prefer the American volume of Hochelaga to the Canadian one, although both are highly interesting.
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens