on the ground
phrasal at the scene of action

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • keep one's feet on the ground — See: FEET ON THE GROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's feet on the ground — See: FEET ON THE GROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Boots on the Ground (book) — Boots on the Ground: A Month with the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq is a book written by journalist Karl Zinsmeister, who was embedded with the storied 82nd Airborne Division during the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom.About the book… …   Wikipedia

  • feet on the ground — {n. phr.} An understanding of what can be done; sensible ideas. Used with a possessive. * /John has his feet on the ground; he knows he cannot learn everything at once./ * /Ted dreams of sudden riches, but Henry keeps his feet on the ground and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • feet on the ground — {n. phr.} An understanding of what can be done; sensible ideas. Used with a possessive. * /John has his feet on the ground; he knows he cannot learn everything at once./ * /Ted dreams of sudden riches, but Henry keeps his feet on the ground and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Boots on the ground — is an all purpose term used to describe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict at the time of speaking, rather than troops not engaged or being transported to the fighting. Example: The Pentagon may say we have enough, but that s… …   Wikipedia

  • get in on the ground floor — {v. phr.} To be one of the first members or employees to participate in the growth of a firm, educational institution, etc. * /Elliott got in on the ground floor and made a fortune at the company./ * /Mr. Smith who joined the new college as an… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get in on the ground floor — {v. phr.} To be one of the first members or employees to participate in the growth of a firm, educational institution, etc. * /Elliott got in on the ground floor and made a fortune at the company./ * /Mr. Smith who joined the new college as an… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get one's feet on the ground — See: FEET ON THE GROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get one's feet on the ground — See: FEET ON THE GROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

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