Definition of hands down in US English:

hands down


  • Easily and decisively; without question.

    ‘winning the debate hands down’
    • ‘First, Aida's iced tea with rose water is hands down my favourite new beverage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If this is so, then I would have to say that liberals have won this argument hands down.’
    • ‘McCrann has exhibited how superior intellect will defeat sloganeering 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.’
    easily, effortlessly, with ease, with no trouble, with very little trouble, without effort, with very little effort
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