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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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?
In N-Connect trim they offer everything you could sensibly need in a package that has the competition beaten hands down.
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.
AIRBUS is being beaten hands down by its American rival in the race to sign up customers for new jets so far this year.
They were playing behind a pack which failed to establish any sort of solid platform in the set-pieces, was beaten hands down at the line-out and out-scrummaged.
The old dessert classic rice pudding didn't fare well in the survey either, being beaten hands down by ice cream.