Friday, February 15, 2013

Hands down

I think this is HANDS DOWN the best orca footage I've seen online, and I've seen quite a few. It's a short video clip of the birth of an orca at Sea World San Diego. Orcas are also called killer whales and are one of my favorite animals on the planet. If you look closely, the mother is pushing its newly born CALF (baby orca) to the surface so it can breathe. Orcas are mammals and have to SURFACE to breathe air.

Hope you enjoy the footage. It's short, but sweet. :-)

HANDS DOWN means it's undisputed, there's no contest, or there is no question when comparing something or someone with others. This idiom is usually used with comparative or superlative adjectives.

Here are some examples:
1. This is HANDS DOWN the best ice cream I've ever had.
2. Tom is definitely smarter than his brother, HANDS DOWN.
3. They throw the coolest parties in the neighborhood, HANDS DOWN.

So, what did you think of the video? Was it HANDS DOWN the best footage you've ever seen?

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