1. sensible; practical
She's a really down to earth person
1. not caught up in superficial things (big houses, manicures, vera bradley...)
3. on the same wavelength as you are
Down to Earth Person: "I'm not paying $92 for that sweatshirt just because it's designer! That's crazy!"
someone who is down to earth is someone who is humble, unassuming and unpretentious
Just call me Bill says Prince William who is very down to earth.
I can't afford my rent, I'm a "down to earth" kinda guy
a vague, meaningless expression that a wide variety of people use to express an undefinable positive quality in an other
"Those two police officers were really down to earth, weren't they?"
"This ski lodge has down to earth feel to it, don't you think?"
"Rainbow is one of the most down to earth individuals I know."
"Say what you want about George Bush, but he's a down to earth kinda guy."
"The astronauts were the down to earth sort"
"REI and Eddie Bauer outlets have a down to earth feel to them."
Someone basic, attached to day by day issues, ruled by the common sense. Not a dreamer or idealistic, not into the creative field or the Arts. Usually connoted with one either without studies or a especial knowledge or intellectual skill. In some context you may use it to express ones singular act, but not the person them self.
I'm quite down to earth: eating, drinking, fucking and sleeping are my life.
She's too down to earth you may need to do a drawing, so she may understand.
Lincoln used to plant his own garden.
This book is really down to earth; any child can read it.
Used by today's kids as a compliment. The definition of the word should therefore be changed to something along the lines of, 'The yearn to have everything your spoiled ass has ever wanted, but to simultaneously be seen as someone who's genuinely compassionate' in short, pseudo-compassionship.
Watch an entire episode of Jersey Shore. They are all -very- down to earth people.