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Slang definitions & phrases for without skipping a beat

with one hand tied behind one's back

adverb phrase

  1. Very easily; readily and neatly: I can do that job with one hand tied behind my back •The phrase originally referred to fistfights (1890+)
  2. At a great disadvantage; under a handicap: This is what Lord Owen calls ''negotiating with one hand tied behind your back'' (1990s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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