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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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.