字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adverb Phrase four. The adverb phrase today is hands down. Okay. Let's take a look at the note. If something is hands down, it is without question, so like no doubt about it. Without question or it is easily decisive. So now this could be both either in a positive way or a negative way. So you might say something is hands down the best or hands down the worst. So let's let's continue. Let's look at the note here. The origin of this phrase is connected to horse-racing. If a particular jockey was so far ahead in a race he could take his hands off the reins, and remember the reins those are the leather straps that he used to, to ... you know, try to control the horse. He could take his hands off the reins in the last stretch because he had such a big lead. So I guess it was guaranteed that he was going to win because he was so far ahead. He could just take it easy take his hands off and just glide you know right towards the finish line. So it is certain. It is without doubt. Okay. That's where it comes from. All right. Let's ... we have a three examples here. Example number one. Italian gelato ice cream is the best I ever tasted hands down. So you know at least that person in his opinion he thinks this ice cream that he had from Italy is better than any other ice cream you ever had before. And if you say hands down, it means like by a wide margin or you know, with without question. You know, there's no doubt about it. There's no second place that's close. So it's hands down. All right. Good. Number two. In my opinion he is hands-down the greatest ballplayer that ever lived. All right. again this is somebody talking about a particular ballplayer and they think in their opinion, at least that whoever they're talking about is the best. Again you know, in, in their opinion it's without question or you know, they , they don't think anybody is a close second. Yeah. And the last one. This is a negative one. This is hands down the worst movie I have ever seen. So again, you're comparing them to all the other movies and you know, without a doubt or you know without question or easily you could easily say that. There was no movie that was worse than this that you had ever see. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.