: without much effort : easily
: without question
hands-down adjective

Examples of hands down in a Sentence

She could win any race hands down. It's hands down the best movie of the year.

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hands down was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Hands down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hands%20down. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

hands down

: easily sense 1
won the race hands down
: without question
is hands down the best pizza in town

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