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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'We were beaten hands down at Edgbaston that day and I didn't really know where to turn because there wasn't a hell of a lot of positives out of that day,' said Arthur.
Sio was excellent at the 2015 World Cup but has been sidelined by injury and, while he carried well against New Zealand last time out, the Wallaby scrum was beaten hands down.
"I know I was beaten hands down by Governor Wangamati during theAugust 8general election and I conceded defeat.
But both ended up being beaten hands down by the debut episode of Sir David Attenborough's latest 'ain't-nature-cruel?' visual spectacular Planet Earth 2 (BBC1), which seemed to revel in showing us frame-filling close-up shots of unbearably cute penguin chicks, before adding with a conspiratorial whisper: "Cute eh?
But both ended up being beaten hands down by the debut episode of Sir David Attenborough's latest "ain't-nature-cruel?" visual spectacular Planet Earth 2 (BBC1), which seemed to revel in showing us frame-filling close-up shots of unbearably cute penguin chicks, before adding with a conspiratorial whisper: "Cute eh?
In N-Connect trim they offer everything you could sensibly need in a package that has the competition beaten hands down. And it's built here in the North East.
He suffered losses to players he would have earlier beaten hands down.
The 26-year-old won the 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley, but was beaten hands down in backstroke events by world champion Emily Seebohm of Australia.
But Honeysuckle is beaten hands down when it comes to sweet odours by Meadowsweet.
Against that backdrop, the Kardashians have ocean acidification beaten hands down, just as Anderson Cooper's sexuality (gay, in case you missed it) commanded more prominent placement on the Huffington Post's home page than the network-wide travails of his employer, CNN.
Eight minutes in, Rafael van der Vaart outwitted Michael Carrick and fired a superb left-foot effort against a post, with fellow Dutchman Edwin van der Sar beaten hands down.
Pakistan was beaten hands down by the Lankans both in the Test and the one-day series.
Empowered, sent off the 8-13 favourite, was keen on the way to post on his first outing in six months, raced too freely through the race and was beaten hands down by the progressive son of Green Desert, who was well ridden by Andrea Atzeni.
Great night although Accies get beaten hands down by the Barbarians.
"They were getting beaten hands down by The Afternoon Show which was on before them.