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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A Scotland Yard source said: "We have beaten them hands down in the last two years by using large numbers of officers to surround them.
Everyone thought Robbie and Kylie would beat us with their duet Kids, but we've beaten them hands down.