walk-over

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walk-over
"easy victory," 1838, such as one that happens in the absence of competitors, when the solitary starter can traverse the course at a walk. Transf. sense of "anything accomplished with great ease" is attested from 1902. To walk (all) over (someone) "treat with contempt" is from 1851.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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