down-to-earth down-to-earth

Definition(s):

  • (adj) sensible and practical

Usage(s):

  1. Genius or not, Chow is still as down-to-earth as an eager film extra.
  2. Though he is an Asian Food Channel fixture, San Francisco-born Bruce Lim is remarkably down-to-earth.
  3. Indeed the culture still celebrates people like Jamal Hamieh, a down-to-earth but shrewd farmer from Taraya village.

News

  1. China marks decade of human spaceflight

    BEIJING (AP) — China's astronauts have braved the tension of docking with a space station and performed delicate tasks outside their orbiting capsule, but now face a more down-to-earth job that is perhaps equally challenging: Talking to young people about science.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Olivia Wilde's Favorite Lipstick, Hair Products, Beauty Treatment, and Other Fun Facts!

    Getty Images) Olivia Wilde at the  The Ride and the Storm screening earlier this year Olivia Wilde is one of our favorite leadings ladies in Hollywood right now—and not just because she's gorgeous and has the ultimate cool-girl LA style, but she's also smart, hilarious, and down-to-earth . In the July issue of  Tatler , Wilde dishes on weird personal facts from her past, and reveals some of her ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  3. China marks decade of human spaceflight - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    BEIJING (AP) - China's astronauts have braved the tension of docking with a space station and performed delicate tasks outside their orbiting capsule, but now face a more down-to-Earth job that is perhaps equally challenging: Talking to young people about science.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

Quotes

  1. "Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life, but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him," Mr Ledger said. "He was a down-to-earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving, unselfish individual who was...
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Heath Ledger Source: BBC News

  2. "There's no doubt in my mind this community will come back better than before," Bush said in the poor tobacco-farming area near the Kentucky border. "Macon County people are down-to-earth, hardworking, God-fearing people. They're just getting...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

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