win hands down


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win hands down

To win easily or convincingly; from the idea of a jockey in a horserace who, seeing that he cannot lose, relaxes his grip on the reins.
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But when I saw we were going to win hands down, I felt like a bear in a cage, hanging about doing nothing.
9 to 10) to win hands down the Formula 125 class over John Dizon (69 points) and Haopeng Zhang of China (67 points).
It would help state pupils to compete with their private counterparts who win hands down for top jobs.
But he reckons James Corden's Late Late Show green rooms in LA win hands down.
If there was an award for the unluckiest band in the world, I imagine Blue would win hands down.
IF ONE goes by the number of people who turn up to catch a glimpse of her every day, actor Nagma, the Congress candidate from Meerut, would win hands down.
When it comes to celebrity fans, United win hands down.
I'm up for any challenge now - and I think I would win hands down.
ACCUSED BBC1, 9pm Anybody who's seen the film Truly Madly Deeply will tell you that if there was an international crying competition, Juliet Stevenson would win hands down for Great Britain.
If it was a popularity contest she'd win hands down, but it's a dance competition.
He should stand in the next election as the sensible candidate, he will win hands down, for that''s how our councillors should have voted for this proposal, (hands down).
If there is any real justice on TV and after watching the fiasco on X-Factor last weekend, I very much doubt it, Ricky should win hands down.