Definition of Hands down
1. Adverb. With no difficulty. "She beat him handily"
Definition of Hands down
1. Adverb. (idiomatic) without much effort; easily ¹
2. Adverb. (idiomatic) without question[ Hands-down], ''Merriam Webster Online Dictionary.'' ¹
3. Verb. (third-person singular of hand down) ¹
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Literary usage of Hands down
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1. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1921)
"The Chair hands down Engrossed House Bill No. 62 entitled: A bill for an act concerning appeals in civil causes from justices of the peace In counties ..."
2. The Primitive Family in Its Origin and Development by Carl Nicolai Starcke (1889)
"... hands down family tradition—Orestes. THE endeavour to grasp the meaning of the line of descent is in no case more important than in that of the Aryan ..."
3. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1909)
"turn to cross the top and then bring the hands down on other side of the "mountain," thus having traced its with the hands. Note that the left hand proceeds ..."
4. A Woman Rice Planter by Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle (1918)
"I have ordered hands down from Cherokee to bring her up the river by hand, for she is "The field with its picturesque workers." leaking too much to be left ..."
5. Werner's Magazine: A Magazine of Expression by Music Teachers National Association (1901)
"(2) Float both hands down to shoulder level, turn palms up and look from one ... (9) Still holding hands down, turn palms front, (to) Raise hands to mid ..."
6. Handbook to the Environs of London: Alphabetically Arranged, Containing an by James Thorne (1876)
"It is believed to be the first cedar planted in this country, and "tradition hands down to us that the plant was brought immediately from Mount Libanus in a ..."
7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... jumped back and threw his hands up, and when Charlie threw his hands down, and when he came up again he had his gun, and Mr. Pierce had his already. ..."