What does "down to earth" really mean?

What does it REALLY mean when somebody says you are "down to earth?" I've never gotten a solid answer.

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  • down to earth
    adjective
    with no illusions or pretensions; practical and realistic.
    "a down-to-earth view of marriage"
    synoniemen: practical, sensible, realistic, matter-of-fact, responsible, full of common sense, reasonable, rational, logical, sound, balanced, sober, no-nonsense, pragmatic, level-headed, serious-minded, businesslike, commonsensical, hard-headed, sane, mundane, unromantic, unidealistic
    "she seemed a good, down-to-earth t

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  • Literally "you're ground" as in no grand illusions about who you are, where you're from, how you got to where you are. You're easy to get along with but you are also a good judge of character

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