"Keep me grounded" what does it mean?

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"Keep me grounded" what does it mean?

Postby elegance » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 01:35:33 -0500

I've been through this pharse and I'm not sure what it means..

My friends and family keep me grounded.
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Re: "Keep me grounded" what does it mean?

Postby Syl » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 04:08:20 -0500

It has some meanings, one of them: "It fascinates me".

In other contexts, "grounded" means stable, in the right place, on the right path, head on straight, etc. When someone keeps you grounded, he/she keeps you from getting upset, being arrogant, going crazy, and/or making foolish decisions.

"To keep someone grounded", to keep his/her feet on the ground, not dreaming, dealing with the reality.

Have a look at these lyrics:

Garrison Starr - Grounded

I've got a new perspective
Way up high
And I've rainbows in my head
In my sky
I need a helicopter
'cause i don't want to be found
Up here
I'll just fly around

So don't forget me now
'cause i'm out of your league now
You can't keep me grounded
You can't keep me grounded

I also means that someone or something helps you to stay humble and maintain a reality that is consistent with your life.

"Grounded" also means "having a sensible and realistic attitude to life: Away from Hollywood, he relies on his family and friends to keep him grounded. (Oxford Phrasal Verbs)


I hope this helps!
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Re: "Keep me grounded" what does it mean?

Postby elegance » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:52:12 -0500

Thank you.
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