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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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.
In presenting the Editor's Choice award he went on to say that the new Referentia for AutoCAD series "Rivals traditional instructor led classes for thoroughness and beats them hands down for learning on the fly.
All of that makes me confident that our plan doesn't just match the other guys -- it beats them hands down," Dever said.