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1.
1. sensible; practical
2. geniune
She's a really down to earth person
by bird July 15, 2004
 
2.
1. not caught up in superficial things (big houses, manicures, vera bradley...)

2. genuine

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!"
by fueledbymoi December 20, 2007
 
3.
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.
by akutabib February 12, 2010
 
4.
That which remains after the tall poppies have been cut down.
Those morons in the movie Idiocracy are very down to earth.

You remember how one of the Greek Dictators (they called them “tyrants” then) sent an envoy to another Dictator to ask his advice about the principles of government. The second Dictator led the envoy into a field of grain, and there he snicked off with his cane the top of every stalk that rose an inch or so above the general level. The moral was plain. Allow no preeminence among your subjects. Let no man live who is wiser or better or more famous or even handsomer than the mass. Cut them all down to a level: all slaves, all ciphers, all nobodies. All equals. Thus Tyrants could practise, in a sense, “democracy.” But now “democracy” can do the same work without any tyranny other than her own. No one need now go through the field with a cane. The little stalks will now of themselves bite the tops off the big ones. The big ones are beginning to bite off their own in their desire to Be Like Stalks.
by sword of a thousand truths June 07, 2014
 
5.
a vague, meaningless expression that a wide variety of people use to express an undefinable positive quality in an other
For instance:
"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."
by roger the fabricator February 05, 2004
 
6.
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.
by JovalJamal December 31, 2010
 
7.
broke
I can't afford my rent, I'm a "down to earth" kinda guy
by Yommy June 10, 2011