Keep One’s Feet On The Ground – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking
Definition: be sensitive and realistic; not do foolish, rash or dangerous things
Synonyms: have both/ one’s feet on the ground
- Despite unexpected success and fame at an early age, she managed to keep her feet on the ground and remained utterly devoted to her acting career.
- Jack had better keep his feet on the ground and get a job rather than fantasize about rising to stardom all day.
- It is the best time for us to expand our business scale and market, yet, we still have to keep our feet on the ground.
Devoted (a): having great love for somebody/something and being loyal to them
Fantasize (v): to imagine that you are doing something that you would like to do, or that something that you would like to happen is happening, even though this is very unlikely
|1. At one’s feet||a. to make someone or an audience rise up applauding or cheering in approval or in salute to someone or something|
|2. Have one’s feet on the ground||b. Respecting and admiring someone|
|3. Put one’s feet up||c. Relax by sitting or lying down|
|4. Under one’s feet||d. to make someone or their ideas seem less good, especially by doing something before them or better than them|
|5. Cut the ground from under one’s feet||e. be sensitive and realistic; not do foolish, rash or dangerous things|
|6. Bring to one’s feet||f. in one’s path or in one’s way|