Definition of hands-down adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhændz ˈdaʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhændz ˈdaʊn//
[only before noun] hands-down winner/favourite/choice (informal)
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  • easily the winner of a contest; definitely the one that people prefer These kits were hands-down favourites with our testers.
  • Idioms (informal) easily and without any doubt They won hands down. It is hands down the best movie this year. see also hands-down
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hands-down