- easy: a hands-down victory.
- certain: a book destined to be a hands-down bestseller.
Origin of hands-down
First recorded in 1865–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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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.The Chef's Secret Weapon
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After me, she was hands-down the most hardcore player in our group.Little Brother