hands down

adverb
\ˈhan(d)z-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of hands down 

1 : without much effort : easily

2 : without question

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hands-down \ˈhan(d)z-ˌdau̇n \ 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.

First Known Use of hands down

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hands down

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of hands down

: without much effort : very easily

: without any doubt

hands down

adverb
\ˈhandz-ˈdau̇n \

Kids Definition of hands down

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

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