hands down

play
adverb \ˈhan(d)z-ˈdau̇n\

Definition of hands down

  1. 1 :  without much effort :  easily

  2. 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.

1853

First Known Use of hands down

1853


HANDS DOWN Defined for English Language Learners

hands down

play
adverb

Definition of hands down for English Language Learners

  • : without much effort : very easily

  • : without any doubt


HANDS DOWN Defined for Kids

hands down

play
adverb \ˈhandz-ˈdau̇n\

Definition of hands down for Students

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hands down? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!