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down to earth

down to earth

Date: Nov 21 2005


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

“It bothers me when people say, ‘Oh, you’re so down to earthfor an actor!”

Jake Gyllenhaal, in an interview with GQ Magazine.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

simple, honest and easy to get along with; normal

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Typically, we don’t think of celebrities as being down to earth. We think of them as being selfish, strange and glamorous. We think of them as being interested only in themselves, their money and their fame. I don’t think anyone would say that Paris Hilton is down to earth. She lives in a fantasy world of money and popularity.

Some people say that Angelina Jolie is very down to earth because she cares about other people. She is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and has done a lot for the Cambodian people.

You say that someone is down to earth when they have realistic expectations of themselves and other people. A down to earth person is kind, humble, responsible and easy to get along with.

Are you down to earth?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“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.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

It would be used to describe someone who is very practical and doesn't let their emotions get in the way of their thinking.
by dpx5843
jessicasu Down to earth means too factual,realistic and Snobbish
by jessicasu
helen1728 easy going
by helen1728
tuney actual,practical
by tuney
He is common. He is practical and realistic, not pretentious ! He acts like a regular guy.
by cherrnaka
nileson sensible; practical
by nileson
be practical. do things step by step.
by cutelillian
when someone is so nice and you think she/he is almost perfect.
by melibea
I guess here it means actual,realistic, or sensible.
by panpan
frank , real
by yanmengyan
He is referring to people´s beliefs about actors and actresses being like "real" stars; like if they were on a shift; in another level. When an actor is "down to earth" means that he doesn´t take those attitudes of highness.
by Mamita03
hossein99 sensible and practical with friendly behavior
by hossein99
Practical, not sophisticated
by Lindsay
down to earth means 实际的, 不加渲染的
by maymay_zheng
It means direct frank or honest and i think here it means practical.
by faramarz

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So I’m down to earth! :P

09:42 PM Apr 05 2007 |




true colour,no mask

12:29 PM Dec 01 2005 |

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