hands down

adverb \ ˈhan(d)z-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of hands down

1 : without much effort : easily
2 : without question

hands-down

play \ˈhan(d)z-ˌdau̇n\ adjective

Examples of hands down in a Sentence

  1. She could win any race hands down.

  2. It's hands down the best movie of the year.

First Known Use of hands down

1853

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HANDS DOWN Defined for English Language Learners

hands down

Definition of hands down for English Language Learners

  • : without much effort : very easily

  • : without any doubt


HANDS DOWN Defined for Kids

hands down

adverb \ ˈhandz-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of hands down for Students

: without question : easily
  • He won the race hands down.


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