Definition of have or keep one's or both feet on the ground in English:

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have (or keep) one's (or both) feet on the ground

Be (or remain) practical and sensible: it’s a very exciting time for the business but it’s important that we keep our feet on the ground
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  • I have my feet on the ground but remain confident I can go through.
  • But he remains confident that ‘a good poem allows you to have your feet on the ground and your head in the air simultaneously’.
  • They were always genuine and kept their feet on the ground even after hitting the big time.
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