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Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: How was the movie last night?
Friend 2: Hands down, it was the best in the series.
Friend 1: You sound sure of that. Sometimes the additional movies are not as good as the original.
Friend 2: I have no doubt that this movie was the best.
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Have you chosen the successful candidate for the new position yet?
Colleague 2: There is one candidate in particular who is well-educated, very personable and actually has experience in our particular field.
Colleague 1: Do any of the other candidates have the same experience?
Colleague 2: No.
Colleague 1: Then I would say that, hands down, you have your successful candidate.
There is no gerund form for hands down.
1) On that count, there was no contest. Ryan won hands down.
2) If there were a tournament on guilt, expat women would probably win it, hands down.
3) Relationships are the best way to grow your blog, hands down.
4) I've had just about every wireless service available and hands down AT &T; and Verizon are tops.
5) Personally I thought Obama won hands down, on style as well as substance, even though he followed the rules ...
6) I became a dog walker. Hands down dog walking is the best job I have ever had.
7) ... but this was hands down the most fun I've had in a theater... ever.
8) You need the detail that 70mm provides. It was hands down the most visually impressive cinema screening I've ever been to.
9) This time of year is hands down my favorite time of year. I am free to get out in the ...
10) What is your favorite breed of dog?: Pitbulls. Hands down.
11) But my best dressed award for the evening goes, hands down, to Olympian Allyson Felix, who showed off her hard-earned biceps in a ...
12) The Nexus 7 has been hands down the best tablet I have used out of all of the tablet choices from ...
13) ... northeastern limb exploded in an arcing jet of roiling plasma, producing what is hands down one of the most spectacular solar explosions we've seen in years.
14) ... the integration with iGoogle is useful but if I were going to give you the hands down best RSS reader I have ever come across it would be News Hutch.
15) The 6-foot-9 Batts was hands down the top performer in opening 20 minutes, ...
16) ... declared it the biggest tech disappointment of 2007. Apple had won hands down on Microsoft's playing field for operating systems.
17) This is hands down the best news I've heard, period, in a long, long ...
18) Ender's Game has been a hands down teen favorite in the science fiction genre for years.
19) No doubt about it... hands down the most important organism on this planet is marine algae.
20) As much as this game annoys me, that guy is still hands down the best video game announcer in any game ever.