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down to earth

down to earth

Date: Jul 30 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I tend to go for women with common sense. Being down to earth is more important than looks.”

Actor Sean William Scott, talking about liking girls who aren’t too crazy (BrainyQuote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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simple, honest and easy to get along with; normal

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Actor Keanu Reeves is well-known for his role in the movie “The Matrix.” He has been quite successful and is worth about $350 million. But he isn’t a selfish or even mean celebrity. He gives a lot of money to charity and is well known as a really nice person. Many people say he is very down to earth.

To be down to earth simply means being nice and normal. The expression is often used for celebrities, because people seem to forget that celebrities are humans just like the rest of us. A down to earth person is someone who you would enjoy hanging out with.

Actor Sean William Scott says that he likes to date girls who are down to earth. He thinks being nice and smart is way more important than just being attractive. Some things are more meaningful than looks.

Who is the most down to earth person that you know? How do they act?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“People say that Richard Gere is really down to earth. He’s not weird and selfish like so many celebrities.”

“My last boyfriend was crazy, so now I’m looking for someone a little more down to earth.”

“I think a lot of celebrities are more down to earth than the media wants us to believe.”


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I have been seen a really rich man, but he deals with diffrenet people equal courtesly and in polite way! Such behavior will never be lod fashioned and unfortunately many people around are too far from to be called down to earth people.

06:10 PM Oct 27 2015 |




Can I call myself …I’m the one person “Down to earth ” but really poor….hehe

03:48 PM Jul 31 2015 |

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Talking about ordinary people instead of celebrities… I found in the dictionary this term: “Salt of the Earth”, with basically the same meaning!

09:21 AM Jul 30 2015 |




There are many people around me are down to earth,people who are very humble,kind and nice .

09:00 AM Jul 30 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

There are a lot of people around me who are not bad and not very nice, they are gray, not white and not black. They make mistake like me and they do well.

In the past I sometime though I know some people are down to earth but gradually I found they are gray, they are not most down to earth.

Now I think there are no one down to earth! If we think someone is most down to earth, This is due to our ignorance of the various aspects of their personality and moral.

Our ignorance is a reason that we think some people are most down to earth.

06:52 AM Jul 30 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

There is the same expression in our Persian language too, And It is used as the same way in English, It is considered an ultimate compliment that you could pay to a highly successful person. Yeah the best compliment you could pay someone is calling them down-to-earth.

I like this expression because it implies although a person is highly successful or rich but still his/her feet are on the ground where other ordinary people are, or as she/he is the same person used to be before being famous and important.

But unfortunately most celebrities lack such a personality trait. But down-to-earth celebs are the ones who people never forget them, if you ask Iranians to name only one down-to-earth person, the answer surely would be no one than “Golamreza Takhti” an Olympic & World wrestling champion, He got a permanent place in our heart not because he was so successful but for being so kind and down-to-earth person.

06:20 AM Jul 30 2015 |


Viet Nam

I have some friends who are down to earth. But I don’t understand why they are still lonely. Probably, men want to see something special in them somehow.

05:48 AM Jul 30 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

A person  without pretense , practical , sensible.

02:36 AM Jul 30 2015 |

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