be going to hell

be going to hell

If something is going to hell, it is being destroyed. The country is going to hell and our leaders are doing nothing to stop it. Note: You can also say that something or someone is going to hell in a handbasket or is going to hell in a handcart. The whole health service is going to hell in a handbasket. I don't know what the world's coming to — we're all going to hell in a handcart. Compare with go to hell.
See also: going, hell