beat (someone) hands down

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beat (someone) hands down

To defeat or best someone easily or decisively. We were really unprepared for our last game, so the other team beat us hands down. Popular opinion has been that the president beat his opponent hands down in last night's debate.
See also: beat, down, hand

win (something)/beat somebody ˌhands ˈdown

win (something)/beat somebody very easily: Holland won the match hands down. The score was five nil.
See also: beat, down, hand, somebody, win
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With a Core i5 processor and 4 whole gigs of DDR3 RAM, the surface Pro has the other tablets beat hands down when it comes to pure processing power.
But the most important pointer that this analysis throws up is that using the same fundamentals, the Giants beat hands down also Wigan and Leeds and where the same analysis points to the Giants winning the Grand Final and become champions for 2010.
WHEN IT COMES TO HIGH-END PHONE DESIGN, THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT Finland-based Nokia has the competition beat hands down.
As purveyors of obnoxious behavior, they have Scientologists and Hari Krishnas beat hands down.