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- n. A basket with a handle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small or portable basket.
- n. a container that is usually woven and has handles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a container that is usually woven and has handles
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There's a ticket to hell in handbasket with a Christian twist.
December 15th, 2009 4: 35 pm ET so now we're all going to hell in handbasket, dead broke and socialists too. we need a revolution
For sure this country is headed to HELL in a handbasket from the comments written.
I’m trying to stay very optimistic and excited about the whole thing, but deep down I know that I’m going down in a blaze of gunfire, in a handbasket, that is on fire, and filled with electric eels, in the midst of a meteor shower, surrounded by my mother’s nagging voice, only to end it all by being impaled on a wrought iron fence.
I repeat, the country is going to hell in a handbasket.
Some of her sharper observations in the sometimes profanity-laced blog, titled "Where are we going & why are we in this handbasket," did raise eyebrows.
In this time of e-books, Ipad apps, dwindling sales of traditional books, and fear that we are going to hell in a handbasket where do you think things will be by the time you are ready for a second edition of your book, say ten years from now?
Dog scams … the world is truly going to hell in a handbasket.
Where are we going & what's with this handbasket? heya meredith, I'm talking to you ...
Variations of the phrase pre-date this reference, such as "head in a handbasket" (Samuel Sewall's Diary, 1714) and "going to heaven in a wheelbarrow" (Gods Bounty on Proverbs, 1618), but "going to hell in a handbasket" does not seem to have entered common parlance until the 1920s.