hands down

adverb \ ˈhan(d)z-ˈdau̇n \
Updated on: 29 Dec 2017

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.

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First Known Use of hands down

1853


HANDS DOWN Defined for English Language Learners

hands down

adverb

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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