beat (one) hands down

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beat (one) hands down

To defeat or best one 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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'We will beat them hands down. They said a vote for Ochieng and Mawathe is a vote for Ruto and the voters listened to this message,' added Nyamoko.
'When I was not in government, beat them hands down talk less of now that we are in charge.
"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.
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.
And they beat them hands down. The Llanelli forwards dominated the champions and forced the Tigers into an error-strewn performance.
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.
'Raila beat them hands down the moment he visited the old Moi.
Yet smaller banks beat them hands down. So why are so few bothering to switch?
"If he goes on to meet either Erik Morales or Marco Antonio Barrera, I believe he will beat them hands down. Maybe then Ewing will give Prince Naseem the credit he deserves."