Definition of go to hell in a handbasketUS, informal
- He's convinced that the country is going to hell in a handbasket.
: to move on a course : proceed — compare stop
: to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart
: to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure
: the act or manner of going
: the height of fashion : rage
: an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence
: functioning properly : being in good and ready condition
: a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board
: a nether world in which the dead continue to exist : hades
: the nether realm of the devil and the demons in which condemned people suffer everlasting punishment
: error, sin
: a small portable basket
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