Definition of hands down in US English:

hands down


  • Easily and decisively; without question.

    ‘winning the debate hands down’
    • ‘If a poll was taken on the street today of the most frequently visited place why then would Manchester Airport win hands down?’
    • ‘The envious look on my fellow competitors' faces reflected my own view: I was going to win this race hands down.’
    • ‘Aliens is hands down one of the most quotable movies of all time.’
    • ‘I think that takes the prize for the most bewildering and cryptic headline of the day, hands down.’
    • ‘In the digs I was staying in, the five of us there had a half crown forecast on the outcome which I won hands down.’
    • ‘First, Aida's iced tea with rose water is hands down my favourite new beverage.’
    • ‘McCrann has exhibited how superior intellect will defeat sloganeering hands down.’
    • ‘If this is so, then I would have to say that liberals have won this argument hands down.’
    • ‘But it was the pumpkin ravioli with crisp sage leaves which won hands down for wow flavour.’
    • ‘I will say hands down they are the most wondrous thing in the world I have ever seen.’
    easily, effortlessly, with ease, with no trouble, with very little trouble, without effort, with very little effort
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