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Hands-down the best music video in years—and one of the best ever.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More|Marlow Stern|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Parts Unknown, his new show now in its second season, is hands-down the best, most informative show on cable news.
Jason Katims has proven he is hands-down the best writer of a family drama that exists today.‘Borgen,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Mad Men’ & More: Ten Best TV Shows of 2012|Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If you have a small catering operation, a deli, or even a church kitchen, the Shun is hands-down the best mandoline on the market.
After me, she was hands-down the most hardcore player in our group.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Idioms and Phrases with hands-down
Also, in a breeze; in a walk. Easily, without effort, as in She won the election hands down, or They won in a breeze, 10–0, or The top players get through the first rounds of the tournament in a walk. All of these expressions originated in sports. Hands down, dating from the mid-1800s, comes from horse racing, where jockeys drop their hands downward and relax their hold when they are sure to win. In a breeze, first recorded in a baseball magazine in 1910, alludes to the rapid and easy passage of moving air; in a walk, also from baseball, alludes to taking a base on balls, that is, reaching first base without having hit a pitched ball because of the pitcher's mistakes.
Unquestionably, without a doubt, as in Hands down, it was the best thing I've ever done.