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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Ben Watson was excellent that day, Claus Jorensen got sent off and they beat us hands down.
In fairness to the Blues, they beat us hands down there.
In fairness to the Blues they beat us hands down there.
If we don't close out the strong teams, like the Kerrys and the Mayos, they will beat us hands down.
Workington Town weren't that good but quite honestly they beat us hands down.
30 a week on cinema tickets, holidays and gambling, compared to pounds 37 in London, a place you might expect to beat us hands down whe n it comes to thrileeking.
THEY call us whingeing poms but Aussie Prime Minister John Howard beat us hands down at the medal ceremony.
ENGLAND may have beaten the Greeks at soccer on Wednesday but they beat us hands down when it comes to a healthy diet.