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win hands down

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win going away

verb phrase

To win easily, increasing one's lead to the end; win in a walk: We saw the results in Pennsylvania—the Democrat won going away (1840s+ Horse racing)

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  • And—and if he knew there was a scratch against me, he might force the running and win hands down.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
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win hands down

Also, win in a walk or breeze . See under hands down
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