How to use down-to-earth in a sentence
(laughter) LAGARDE: And we will have provided real sort of down-to-earth practical value.
Despite the minor theatrics, he's a very down-to-earth guy—a far cry from some of those self-serious filmmakers in Tinseltown.True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga’s Journey from Pro Snowboarder to Hollywood’s Most Wanted | Marlow Stern | February 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was my first time meeting Pegg and Frost, and they came off as two very down-to-earth, genuinely good guys.My London Getaway With Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Stars of ‘The World’s End’ | Marlow Stern | November 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Regardless, he has stayed down-to-earth, with a collection that reflects just that.
In a down-to-earth tone, Xi talked about the “great renewal of the Chinese nation,” but mentioned socialism only once.Xi Jinping and the Princelings Take Power in China | Melinda Liu | November 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a down-to-earth hot dog with no mystery, no eerieness about it, for which he was grateful.The Blue Ghost Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
Hilliard, the dynamic, down-to-earth leader had taken his place.The Year When Stardust Fell | Raymond F. Jones
So I was half-thinking of getting the lady at the apartment to give Willy a real down-to-earth tumble when he started his spiel.The Animated Pinup | Lewis Parker
Did his down-to-earth touch account for Updraft's surprising audience appeal?The Mind Digger | Winston Marks
British Dictionary definitions for down-to-earth
sensible; practical; realistic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with down-to-earth
Back to reality. For example, It's time the employees were brought down to earth concerning the budget. P.G. Wodehouse had this idiom in Very Good, Jeeves! (1930): “I had for some little time been living . . . in another world. I now came down to earth with a bang.” [Late 1920s]
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