hands down

hands down
very easily.

The last time we played tennis he beat me hands down.

That leader is hands down the biggest threat to peace in the region.

Usage notes: often used in the form win something hands down:

If there were an award for bad luck, you'd win it hands down.

Related vocabulary: hand down something

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  • hands down — adverb 1. ) if you win something hands down, you win very easily 2. ) without any doubt: Leslie is hands down the nicest person I know. ╾ ,hands down adjective: a hands down favorite …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hands down — {adv.}, {informal} 1. Without working hard; easily. * /The Rangers won the game hands down./ 2. Without question or doubt; without any opposition; plainly. * /Johnny was bands down the best player on the team./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hands down — {adv.}, {informal} 1. Without working hard; easily. * /The Rangers won the game hands down./ 2. Without question or doubt; without any opposition; plainly. * /Johnny was bands down the best player on the team./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hands-down — hands′ down′ adj. 1) easy: a hands down victory[/ex] 2) unchallenged; certain: a hands down bestseller[/ex] • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • hands down — If someone is better hands down than everyone else, they are much better …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hands down — ► hands down easily and decisive ly. Main Entry: ↑hand …   English terms dictionary

  • hands-down — adjective achieved without great effort a hands down victory • Similar to: ↑easy * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: hands down 1. : achieved without great effort : easy …   Useful english dictionary

  • hands down — adverb with no difficulty she beat him handily • Syn: ↑handily * * * easily and decisively; without question winning the debate hands down * * * /ˈhændzˈdaʊn/ adv informal 1 : without much effort : very easily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hands Down — Infobox Single Name = Hands Down Artist = Dashboard Confessional from Album = A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar Released = August 12, 2003 Format = CD Genre = Acoustic Length = 3:06 Label = Vagrant Records Writer = Chris Carrabba Hands Down is a …   Wikipedia

  • hands down — UK / US adverb 1) if you win something hands down, you win very easily 2) without any doubt Leslie is hands down the nicest person I know. Derived word: hands down adjective a hands down favourite …   English dictionary

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