to go to one's doom, to deteriorate quickly, to proceed on a course to disaster. The phrase go to hell in a handbasket is an American phrase which came into general use during the American Civil War, though its popularity has spread into other countries.
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Submitted by Earlgreen on June 29, 2021

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Hölle in einem Handkorb

infierno en una canasta de mano

ifreann i gciseán láimhe

hel in een handmand

篮子里的地狱

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