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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But when Dundee United turn up and play well and any other team in the league play well, we beat them hands down.
We may not be able to beat the Australians at Twickenham, but when it comes to broadband we beat them hands down.
Although the second and third have subsequently disappointed, the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth have all won at least once since (three did so next time out) and she beat them hands down.
On Court 1 at the Blue Gym TAISM took on TSS (2) to beat them hands down 30-10 and on Court 2 Al Shawa beat BSM 30-9.
I visit the store every week and in terms of range and availability we beat them hands down.
Kerry left themselves with too much to do, Paul Kerrigan and Dan Goulding scored 1-8 between them and beat them hands down on their own.
Every end-of-term report reveals that the home-schooled not only keep up with the conventionally taught but beat them hands down, with consistently higher marks.
Pittsburgh's thriving technology climate presented us with a top-notch development house that not only competed with overseas partners, but beat them hands down," said Katzfey.
We have done a lot of work on looking at our Basics range against what discounters offer and we beat them hands down in terms of price," said Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King.
If he goes on to meet either Erik Morales or Marco Antonio Barrera, I believe he will beat them hands down.