hands-down

hands-down
adjective
achieved without great effort
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a hands-down victory

Similar to: ↑easy

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: hands down
1. : achieved without great effort : easy

won a hands-down victory

was the hands-down popular choice for the presidency

books that were hands-down favorites of the editors and critics — Raymond Walters b.1912

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/handz"down"/, adj.
1. easy: a hands-down victory.
2. certain: a book destined to be a hands-down bestseller.
[1865-70]

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hands-down adjective

a hands-down favourite

Thesaurus: true, definite and based on factssynonym
Main entry: hands down

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hands-down /ˈhændzˌdaʊn/ adj, informal

the hands-down favorite to win

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Main Entry:hands down

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ˌhands-ˈdown 8 [hands-down] adjective only before noun \hands-down winner/favourite/choice (informal)
easily the winner of a contest; definitely the one that people prefer

These kits were hands-down favourites with our testers.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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