Definition of 'down-to-earth'
Example sentences containing 'down-to-earth'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Then they jolted back down to earth and bumped into the ditch in the middle of the divider. JANAKY AND THE GIANT (1993)
The down-to-earth approach appears to be working. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Would it make him or her less deserving of your respect or seem more down-to-earth? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)This same down-to-earth attitude extends to her wardrobe. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That kind of down-to-earth attitude spreads within a squad. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes you worry with such a big name but he is a down-to-earth bloke with no airs or graces. The Sun (2012)He was a very down-to-earth person. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is such a down-to-earth bloke. The Sun (2014)He gets very emotional, although his troupe has a more down-to-earth approach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You're a down-to-earth kind of person. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And a real down-to-earth bloke, one of those you would buy a glass of decent claret. The Sun (2011)He is such an honest, down-to-earth guy who would do anything for us players. The Sun (2010)But he's quite a down-to-earth guy and people like that. The Sun (2010)Bale is a down-to-earth guy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One is being a very good, down-to-earth person who recognises that objectives are reached by working with others. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are hints that she is mentally unbalanced and these are in stark contrast to the down-to-earth approach to death of Anna. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was a good and forceful speaker with a wry sense of humour, a strong sense of fairness and a down-to-earth attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I leave, impressed by their down-to-earth approach. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I'm quite a down-to-earth guy but these things really touched me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A down-to-earth guy, works hard in training. The Sun (2015)I'm really a down-to-earth person. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Translations for 'down-to-earth'
British English: down-to-earth ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is down-to-earth, you approve of the fact that they concern themselves with practical things and actions, rather than with abstract theories.
Gloria is probably the most down to earth person I've ever met.
Definition of down-to-earth from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.