hand basket

handbasket

[hand-bas-kit, -bah-skit]
noun
1.
a small basket with a handle for carrying by hand.
Idioms
2.
go to hell in a handbasket, to degenerate quickly and decisively: The economy has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Origin:
1485–95; hand + basket

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