Wow! Tom just beat that guy hands down. Yeah, and he managed to make it look like a piece of cake. Look! He's coming over. Hey Tom. Congratulations on winning! Thanks! Let's go somewhere to celebrate your victory. Sorry guys, but I'm really tired. I think I'll call it a day. No problem. We can always go some other time. Language points 1. Hands down Is to win easily, winning (something) 'hands down'. Eg. I was able to win the bowling tournament 'hands down'. 2. Piece of cake Something is very easy to achieve. Winning the tennis match was effortless. Eg. I wrote a really good essay, it was a piece of cake. 3. Call it a day Is to stop doing something, an activity or working. Eg. I have done a good day's work, I'll think I will call it a day. Discussion Competing against someone else is great fun. If the other person or team isn't a challenge for you to achieve a win, how do you win gracefully? How do you let the person or team feel good about participating, who (for what ever reason) allowed you to achieve victory? Remember not to rest on your laurels!