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win (something) in a walk

To win (something) easily, handily, or without much or any effort. Enjoying the benefit of a week off between games, the home team won this match in a walk.
See also: walk, win

winning ways

One's charming, endearing, or likeable personality or demeanor. It wasn't hard for me to spot Kelly's winning ways immediately—she has been bubbly and upbeat since the moment we met.
See also: way, winning

win one for the Gipper

To do something in honor of someone else. This set phrase refers to celebrated Notre Dame football player George Gipp ("the Gipper"). Several years after Gipp's death at age 25, Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne urged his team to "win one for the Gipper." Let's work hard to meet the last sales goal before Jim retires—let's win one for the Gipper!
See also: Gipper, one, win


A jubilant exclamation that can be spoken, written, or used as a hashtag. It is often used to humorously highlight minor successes but can be used ironically to point out failures. The baby slept for five hours straight last night—winning! Winning: when the boss doesn't see you slip into your office 10 minutes late. Spilled coffee all over myself this morning! #winning

win (something) hands down

To defeat or best someone easily or decisively. We were really unprepared for our last game, and the other team won hands down.
See also: down, hand, win

win the day

To have success. It sounds like your presentation to the committee won the day—well done.
See also: win

winning streak

A series of consecutive successes, a run of good luck, as in Our son-in-law has been on a winning streak with his investments. This expression comes from gambling. [Mid-1900s]
See also: streak, winning

money, winning, etc. isn’t ˈeverything

money, etc. is not the most important thing: Work isn’t everything. You must learn to relax a bit more.
See also: everything

win the day

To be successful.
See also: win
References in classic literature ?
For instance, a gentleman may stake, say, five or ten louis d'or--seldom more, unless he is a very rich man, when he may stake, say, a thousand francs; but, he must do this simply for the love of the game itself--simply for sport, simply in order to observe the process of winning or of losing, and, above all things, as a man who remains quite uninterested in the possibility of his issuing a winner.
I said very seriously, "Yes," and then added: "Possibly my certainty about winning may seem to you ridiculous; yet, pray leave me in peace.
Of this, the second game of the first day of the Jeddak's Games in the four hundred and thirty-third year of O-Tar, Jeddak of Manator, the Princesses of each side shall be the sole stakes and to the survivors of the winning side shall belong both the Princesses, to do with as they shall see fit.
Gahan of Gathol was not easily to be discouraged, but he was compelled to admit that his chances of winning the love of Tara of Helium were remote.
His mouth was perhaps his best feature; he had firm, well-shaped lips, which softened on rare occasions into a particularly winning smile.
I'm a regular bear, and I beg your pardon for being so cross, Rosy," he said in the old frank way that was so winning.
This burst of confidence confirmed Rose in her purpose of winning Charlie's Mentor back to him, but she said no more, contented to have done so well.
The mile-and-a-half race was just finishing, and all eyes were fixed on the horse-guard in front and the light hussar behind, urging their horses on with a last effort close to the winning post.
Under then-existing NYSL rules, A did not receive his entire winnings in 1989; rather, he received the right to approximately $1.
Randa Sifri thought of the winnings that could result if she bought a winning ticket at her son's Ventura Boulevard liquor store - the retailer selling the winning ticket receives half of 1 percent of the winnings.
In effect, any winnings that happen to come along are trapped by the switch to the other game before subsequent repetitions of the original game can contribute to the otherwise inevitable decline.
Approximately 70-80 percent of Winnings Ways customers were from the Black and Hmong communities, including many from Chicago, St.
In Pennsylvania, Powerball(R) players who "powered up" with PowerPlay(R) for the December 31, 2003, drawing will receive total additional winnings of $485,006.
The winners chose to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments of approximately $461,000(i) per year.
The partnership could have received the winnings in a lump-sum payment of $8,142,332.