When you say that someone is ‘grounded’ what you mean is that he is very sensible. Though the individual has everything, and has achieved many things, he behaves in a sensible fashion. In other words, the individual has his feet on the ground.

This is one of the meanings of the word.

Examples:  ”The kid’s father is a business tycoon and his mother is a famous actress. You certainly can’t expect him to be grounded.” *  “Suresh has everything that one can ask for, but he seems fairly grounded.” *  “The billionaire’s wife makes sure that her children stay grounded.

Sourced from  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, May 23, 2005.


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