- The definition of down to earth is someone or something that is free of pretension and doesn't put on airs, but who is instead simple and straight-forward.
An example of down to earth is a person who buys a nice cozy farmhouse instead of a giant mansion.
- realistic or practical
- without affectation; natural, sincere, etc.
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- Realistic; sensible.
- a. Not pretentious or affected; straightforward.b. Not overly ornate; simple in style.
down-to-earth - Phrases/Idioms
Also, down-to-earth. Realistic or interested in everyday occurrences, as in She is a very down-to-earth person, not at all involved with the glamour of Hollywood. [1930s]