with one arm tied behind one's back

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with one arm tied behind (one's) back

Easily or effortlessly; having no difficulty or resistance (while doing something). Are you kidding? Montgomery is a powerhouse boxer—he'd knock that kid out with one arm tied behind his back! Oh, please, I could beat you in a game of chess with one arm tied behind my back.
See also: arm, back, behind, one, tie

with one arm tied behind one's back

Also, with one hand; with one's eyes closed. Very easily, as in I can assemble that chair with one arm tied behind my back, or I could make a better dinner with one hand, or He can do that puzzle with his eyes closed. All these phrases are hyperbolic. Also see do blindfolded.
See also: arm, back, behind, one, tie
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Therefore, driving while distracted by technology is akin to driving with one's eyes closed for 2.5 seconds, or running across an unfamiliar area with one's eyes closed at top speed for 2.5 seconds, the chief said.
With one's eyes closed, there is no up or down, no tugging sensation telling the body how to align itself before the gravity gets switched back on.
The Odyssey is a fantastic concert, but, ironically, is best enjoyed with one's eyes closed.
"Ensemble" was a musical composition in the guise of an exhibition and was best experienced first with one's eyes closed. This asked something rather unusual of the viewer, demanding that he or she stand in the middle of the gallery, forget about contemplating individual works, resist for a moment the urge to manipulate them, and give in to pure sound.
The only way to miss the religious or non-secular appearance of the monument would be to walk through the Alabama State Judicial Building with one's eyes closed."
If it were not for Paxton Whitehead's masterful mugging as the curmudgeonly Martello, I would suggest that the best way to see Artist Descending a Staircase would be with one's eyes closed.
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