Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(win/beat) hands down

hands downwin hands down
Meaning(s)
1) succeed at something easily, decisively, or with little effort
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    • we should win hands down, you beat them hands down
  • Analysis

    When you win 'hands down', it means that there can be no argument that you won. Likewise, when you 'beat someone hands down', no one disputes your victory. This can be used in relation to games, competitions, or any other context - social or professional - in which there is rivalry or someone is expected to win or come out on top.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I'm not at all worried about the final tomorrow. We should win hands down.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Joe couldn't believe I got the promotion ahead of him. He thought he'd beat me hands down!
    2. We are the most environmentally friendly company around, hands-down. No one else even comes close!
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