English version

terra firma

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishterra firmater‧ra fir‧ma /ˌterə ˈfɜːmə $ -ˈfɜːr-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 LAND/GROUNDland, rather than sea or air – used humorously 🔊 We were glad to be back on terra firma.
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terra firmaThe rain seeps down through the snow and forms a bit of terra firma when the temperature plummets.Their celestial explorations are firmly rooted where they are, on terra firma.We were glad to be back on terra firma again.
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