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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This would not have been received from either of the other two investments, obviously, and so property beats them hands down!
Forget Goodwood or Epsom, Redcar beats them hands down - colourful floral displays, timeless Victorian paddock and a breathtaking backdrop of Huntcliffe, Errington Woods and Eston Hills.
On the price front, the S-Max mixes it with the best of the MPV bunch, but it beats them hands down when it comes to space.
A source said: "We've had Karen McDonald and Tracey Barlow in catfights - but this beats them hands down. "There are punches, hair pulled, scratching and screaming - the lot." The fur flies before Todd breaks it up.
But Dante's song beats them hands down.And the cheapo recording hasn't stopped the track being a favourite on the likes of MTV where the video has been getting heavy rotation.