Beating them hands down - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
win (something)/beat somebody ˌhands ˈdown win (something)/beat somebody very easily: Holland won the match hands down. The score was five nil.
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Only at the last minute did they realise I was beating them hands down
"Both are progressive and articulate people, and these scare stories we are seeing about them are coming out because they realise they are capable of beating them hands down
at the next election."
However, beating them hands down
for pure enjoyment is this great swashbuckling delight from Jerry Bruckheimer.