Hand-basket



[hand-bas-kit, -bah-skit] /ˈhændˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt/

noun
1.
a small with a handle for carrying by .
Idioms
2.
go to hell in a handbasket, to degenerate quickly and decisively:
The economy has gone to hell in a handbasket.
n.

late 15c., from hand (n.) + basket.

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