In Reply to: Living close to the ground posted by Done on July 23, 2008 at 14:22:
: For many years I've used a phrase my parents used. Meaning I think, very poor and living with life's basic-bare essentials. NOT TO MEAN - hobo or bum or homeless. What does this phrase mean? - 'living close to the ground' or 'I live close to the ground'
Living on a farm and relying on the land to feed you would be basic and "close to the ground." That's my guess. Or not "building castles in the air." Staying grounded.