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Posted by Queer on March 08, 2003

Lupton also bottles Sunkist, but ask him if he's willing to drop it so he can take on Coca-Cola's Minut Maid, and he'll tell you, "I'll be glad to. All Coca-Cola has to do is give me a product that's competitive in price and quality, and I'll take it hands down." But not Charles Millard, chairman of the $600-million-a-year Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of New York, Coke's second-largest customer. Even though Coke owns 31% of his company,Millard says he will stick with Sunkist,"They have made a big investment in this market and in our business," he says."The smart bottlers will leave the dance with the girl they came with."

what does "take hands down" and "leave the dance with the girl they came with" mean?