American Idioms and Expressions

One's Feet Are On The Ground Idiom

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one's feet are on the ground
What does one's feet are on the ground mean?
one has sensible ideasMy father is a good man and always has his feet on the ground.

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in one`s hair
What does "in one`s hair" mean?
annoying someoneThe child has been in my hair all morning because she is on holidays now.
break fresh/new ground
What does "break fresh/new ground" mean?
to deal with something in a new wayThe researchers were able to break fresh ground in their search for a cancer cure.
down at the heels
What does "down at the heels" mean?
to be shabby, to be poorly dressedThe man looked down at the heels after he was fired from his job.
up in arms
What does "up in arms" mean?
to be very angry and wanting to fight, to be equipped with guns or weapons and ready to fightThe students were up in arms over the school's plan to make them wear uniforms.
keep one`s head above water
What does "keep one`s head above water" mean?
have the ability to pay one`s billsHe is having trouble keeping his head above water since his salary decreased.
What does "man-to-man" mean?
frank or honest, directI had a man-to-man talk with my friend about his problem last night.
back on one`s feet
What does "back on one`s feet" mean?
to recover from sickness or trouble, to become independent againOur teacher was back on her feet shortly after her accident.
raise eyebrows
What does "raise eyebrows" mean?
to cause surprise or disapproval, to shock peopleI raised eyebrows when I arrived at work two hours late this morning.
call off (something)
What does "call off (something)" mean?
to cancel somethingThe game was called off because of the rain.
pound a beat
What does "pound a beat" mean?
to walk a routeThe policeman has been pounding a beat for many years now.
get at (someone or something)
What does "get at (someone or something)" mean?
to attack or hit someone or somethingOur dog tried to get at the other dog.
smoke (someone or something) out
What does "smoke (someone or something) out" mean?
to force someone or something out with smokeWe smoked the rats out of their nests with the black smoke.
with an eye to (doing something)
What does "with an eye to (doing something)" mean?
with the intention of doing somethingThe community center built their new building with an eye to renting it to other agencies in order to make money.



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