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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Fury said: "I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back. I don't even need a warm-up if he wants this."
"Styles do make fights but I am sure I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back," Fury said in a Sky Sports interview.
Fury said: "Styles do make fights but I am sure I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back.
Normally, putting is the strong part of my game so for the last three days, it has been like playing with one arm tied behind my back. If I am struggling with the best part of my game, then I have no chance."
"Any rugby player wants to do himself justice when he takes the field and last year I didn't do that because I effectively played with one arm tied behind my back," he said.
"Normally, putting is the strong part of my game so for the last three days, it was like playing with one arm tied behind my back. If I am struggling with the best part of my game, then I have no chance."
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