terre à terre

adjective
\ ¦terə¦te(ə)r \

Definition of terre à terre

1a : performed on or close to the ground or floor : performed with little elevation terre à terre dancing
b : performing with the feet close to the ground terre à terre dancer
2 : lacking in imagination : matter-of-fact, prosaic

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History and Etymology for terre à terre

French, literally, earth to earth

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“Terre à terre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terre%20%C3%A0%20terre. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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