Definition of come or bring back down to earth in English:

Share this entry

come (or bring) back (down) to earth

Return or cause to return to reality after a period of daydreaming or excitement.
Example sentences
  • The problem with holidays is coming back to earth afterwards.
  • Sarah said: ‘It has been an opportunity to relax and come to terms with what Sally and I have achieved before returning home and coming back down to earth.’
  • The only trouble with this form of mental escape is that sooner or later you must come back to earth, the jolt of this being pretty terrific.
See parent entry: earth
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.