win /beat somebody hands down
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.
win hands down
To win (something) easily or decisively. A noun or pronoun can be used between "win" and "hands down." We were really unprepared for our last game, and the other team won hands down. Everyone thought it would be close, but Mary won the election hands down.
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win (something)/beat somebody ˌhands ˈdownwin (something)/beat somebody very easily: Holland won the match hands down. The score was five nil.
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