feet\ on\ the\ ground

n. phr.
An understanding of what can be done; sensible ideas. Used with a possessive.

John has his feet on the ground; he knows he cannot learn everything at once.

Ted dreams of sudden riches, but Henry keeps his feet on the ground and expects to work for his money.

Mrs. Smith was a dreamer, but her husband was a man with his feet on the ground.

Contrast: in the clouds

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • keep one's feet on the ground — See: FEET ON THE GROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

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