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hands down

Definitions

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hands down
     1. adv. without much effort, easily
     2. adv. without question
     3. v. third-person singular of hand down
Analysis
hands
     1. n. plural of hand
     2. v. third-person singular of hand
     hand
          1. n. The part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in a human, and the corresponding part in many other animals.
          2. n. That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand, as
          3. n. In linear measurement:
          4. n. A side, part, camp, direction, either right or left.
          5. n. Power of performance, means of execution, ability, skill, dexterity.
Down
     1. n. One of the counties of Northern Ireland
     2. n. (usually plural) Field, especially for racing.
     3. adv. (comparable) From a higher position to a lower one, downwards.
     4. adv. (comparable) At a lower place or position.
     5. adv. South (as south is at the bottom of typical maps).

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Some argue they already win hands down when it comes to quality of life. 

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