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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Further, I--or John Barleycorn, for it was the same thing--told Scotty that he might be a deep-sea sailor and know the last rope on the great deep-sea ships, but that when it came to small-boat sailing I could beat him hands down and sail circles around him.
Incidentally, he met Rafter here in the past champions section and beat him hands down.
There's no point because I know I would beat him hands down.
I took on Jarvis the rock star and beat him hands down.
But they beat him hands down in the looks department.
After he has had one or two of these strawberry-flavoured babies it will only be a matter of time before he gets a real trot to his stride, allowing you to beat him hands down.