Hi. I've been running across this expression lately and I can perfectly comprehend its meaning when it is used in a sentence such as:
Single-handed, John did the entire job.
She just got back from a single-handed journey.
But I've been noticing that many times people say 'This is single-handedly...'
... the worst TV show I have ever seen in my life.
... the best music I've heard this year.
Would anyone mind to explain what does exactly 'single-handedly' mean in these cases?
If you google "this is single-handedly" (with quotation marks), you will find thousands of sentences like these.
Ah, thank you, anyway. Anyone else?