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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But in a data-driven world, relying on internal data alone is akin to boxing with one arm tied behind your back.
They are arguably Boro's two most important players on the park this season and to have them out for big games like Birmingham and West Ham, well you are playing with one arm tied behind your back.
The chance of getting an early discount deal on either a Sebring or a 3-Series will be like swimming the Channel with one arm tied behind your back. You'll need to wait at least 12 months before the Chrysler is around at discount, and it will be a while after that before dealers start to soften on the tin-top Beemer.
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