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hands-down

adjective

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hands down

adverb

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The first known use of hands-down was in 1853

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“Hands-down.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hands%20down. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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