Origin of down-to-earth
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(laughter) LAGARDE: And we will have provided real sort of down-to-earth practical value.
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|DAILY BEAST
Even though he earns up to six figures for certain shows, Skrillex remains one of the more humble, down-to-earth artists in music.Skrillex Invades L.A. to Headline HARD Summer Festival|Marlow Stern|August 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In person, the down-to-earth Marchildon says she saw enough of modeling to be philosophical.
I felt betrayed by James—that the affable and down-to-earth person I had done the book with was a fraud.
Did his down-to-earth touch account for Updraft's surprising audience appeal?The Mind Digger|Winston Marks
Hilliard, the dynamic, down-to-earth leader had taken his place.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
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
also down to earth, as an adjectival phrase, attested from 1932.