A website that quotes another website says “hands down” comes from 19th century horse-racing, where a jockey, sure of victory, would relax as he crossed the finish line, with his hands holding the reins lowered. If that’s wrong, blame somebody who misquoted the OED.
“Put it to a vote! Everyone who likes this coffee raise your hand."
Why bother? It’s so obviously great that there’s no need to vote. Hands down.
Somebody’s hands down the most annoying kid in that strip.
Poor Adam. Explaining this to Katy is not a “Hands Down” task.
Does that mean the coffee jumps out of the cup, galumphs across the table, and schlorps itself into your mouth?
Not that I’ve ever had that happen …
In the last panel, Adam has the correct answer.
ME: 2 cups to wake up…4 to attain sentience.
Can you spare $64 for a cup of coffee? https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/sep/18/sampling-mayfairs-50
Yes, that’s what it means sweetie, now hush.
Please don’t disturb me while I am in the zone….
Best coffee until another coffee crosses his path.
I just want to know what coffee he’s drinking! And don’t try to convince me that it’s Starbucks.
I believe it was a directional signal in 15th Century brothels…
“You have the internet, dear. Go and google the expression ‘hands down’ and leave Daddy alone with his coffee.”