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
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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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Aberdeen beat us hands down for desire and that's what won them the game."
This is where Mwalimu Nyerere's Socialist-driven egalitarianism beat us hands down. They espoused human values (which the South Africans proudly call 'Ubuntu') over tribal affiliation.
Middleclass jobs also are lost as a result of regulatory and environmental barriers, especially in the energy sector--and the skills-based technological change argument is entirely implausible, as countries that beat us hands down on mobility are just as technologically advanced.
"Ben Watson was excellent that day, Claus Jorensen got sent off and they beat us hands down. However most of the time we weren't oo bad against them during my playing days."
"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.
West Midlanders splash out pounds 40.30 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.
And England still beat us hands down. Obliterated Wales.
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.