: a small portable basket—usually used in the phrase to hell in a handbasket denoting rapid and utter ruination
Examples of handbasket in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebIf the purpose of this essay were to merely shout at the heavens, proclaiming that the world is going to hell in a handbasket because of rampant biblical illiteracy on Earth, many may be tempted to dismiss my concerns — flippantly enough.
Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 17 Sep. 2020 At least as much as an unemployed football coach and his hell-in-a-handbasket Mayberry RFD nostalgia.
al, 10 Dec. 2019 On the 1st hole, a gone-to-hell-in-a-handbasket iron plops down in the second cut.
Jack Mccallum, SI.com, 27 June 2018 Theft, West Bagley Road: Police hope to identify and arrest a man who stole a handbasket filled with merchandise at about 3:45 p.m. July 24 from Dollar General, 390 West Bagley Road.
Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, 27 July 2017
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