beat (one) hands down

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beat (one) hands down

To defeat or best one 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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There is a rustic pair beats him hands down: Don Quixote, the fictional Spanish knight who imagined windmills to be demons and his trusted squire Sancho Panza.
Quite simply, Kerry, Purnell's partner of 13 years - they were also childhood sweethearts - beats him hands down when it comes to the nippers' spaghetti bolognese.
Williams beats him hands down in that department and the former British and Commonwealth champion is determined to prove a point after his loss to Skelton last time out in July.
YOU might think Alistair MacGowan is TV's top impressionist but Rolf Harris beats him hands down.