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Context 1: 

Title: Two friends

Bob:  Hey, Miriam! Did you try that Mexican
restaurant I recommended?
Miriam: Hey!
Yes, I did. I went there with my boyfriend… You know he is from Mexico, right?
Bob: Oh,
that’s why you were asking about Mexican places! Did he like it?
Miriam: He
did! He said that restaurant is hands
the best Mexican restaurant in L.A!
Bob: Really?
Wow! I thought the food was good, but after hearing that, I know it is really
the best one in town!
Miriam: Yes,
thank you so much for the recommendation. Guess what happened during dinner?
Bob: I don’t
know. What happened?
Miriam: My
boyfriend proposed! He asked me to marry him!
Bob: That’s
incredible! Congratulations… Did you say ‘yes’?
Actually, I did not.
Bob: What?
Wh… wha… What are you talking about?
Mriam: Bob,
I met someone who is kind, smart, handsome, and every time I see him, my heart
melts… He is hands down the best guy
I have ever met… I fell in love with him!
Bob: Oh,
really? Lucky guy… I fell in love with the nicest girl, but I know she just
sees me as a friend.
Miriam: No,
she doesn’t… She loves you, too…
Bob: Miriam,
what are you talking about?
Miriam: I
love you, Bob!
Bob: Miriam,
you are hands down one of my best
friends, but… I am in love with your sister.

Context 2: 

Title: Are you serious?

Janet:  Miriam just broke up with Mark.
That’s too bad. They were hands down
the coolest couple at work!
Janet: I
know! I think I will ask him out on a date…
Janet! Are you serious?

down means: “without a doubt”

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