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  1. sensible and practical
    has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem
    her earthy common sense
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How To Use down-to-earth In A Sentence

  • So why should down-to-earth, hard-headed Lancastrians be convinced by the marketing of this toolkit?
  • Practical and down-to-earth, he's a bit of a joker and Paul's only friend outside the observatory.
  • I'm quite a down-to-earth guy but these things really touched me. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sometimes you worry with such a big name but he is a down-to-earth bloke with no airs or graces. The Sun
  • LEAD (9) [STEPHEN GRACE] 22, a fairly normal young man, intelligent, sensitive, down-to-earth, a bit shy (he thinks he has the social skills of a 15 year old) but appealing, Stephen is a film student who's had a fairly average life, with the exception of the tragedy of his older brother's death in a car accident seven years ago. undefined
  • Highlighting class differences to emphasize his own down-to-earth roots is nothing new to Dole.
  • You're a down-to-earth kind of person. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was a very down-to-earth person. Times, Sunday Times
  • This was the language of the English and Scottish Enlightenment: sober, unemphatic, good-humoured; a very sociable and moderate language, modern in a way that even we would recognise, and supremely rational and down-to-earth.
  • Byas is a down-to-earth bloke, as much at home on the family farm as he is in the cricket spotlight.
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