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    Looking for an expression...

    Hi,

    I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me with this. In a competition, or a race, if the first one/team stands the first position with a great distance, then how can we describe it? Any idiom, expression or informal term, please?





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    Re: Looking for an expression...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,

    I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me with this. In a competition, or a race, if the first one/team stands the first position with a great distance, then how can we describe it? Any idiom, expression or informal term, please?





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    We could say "they won hands down". Win hands down

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    Re: Looking for an expression...

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    We could say "they won hands down". Win hands down


    Thank you so much dear bhaisahab. Is that used just for football leagues? And, say, if a student stands first in their college, then, is there any idiom to describe it?



    Thanks again!

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    Question Re: Looking for an expression...

    How about 'to run rings round others'?

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    Re: Looking for an expression...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Thank you so much dear bhaisahab. Is that used just for football leagues? And, say, if a student stands first in their college, then, is there any idiom to describe it?



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    No, you can "win hands down" in any sort of competition.
    If a student is outstanding compared to the others, we might say "s/he is head and shoulders above the rest".

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    Re: Looking for an expression...

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    How about 'to run rings round others'?
    "To run rings (a)round" somebody, is to outwit them, more that to beat them in a competition.

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    Re: Looking for an expression...

    And, any adjective, to describe such a person or team, please?





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    Re: Looking for an expression...

    How about clear winner?

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    Re: Looking for an expression...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolex_Cellini View Post

    I'm afraid, didn't quite catch you!

    Ta!

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