go to hell in a handcart

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go to hell in a handcart

To be in an extremely and increasingly bad or ruinous condition; to be on the inevitable path to utter failure or ruin. With this new president in office, our country is going to go to hell in a handcart! After our funding was cut, our project went to hell in a handcart.
See also: handcart, hell
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As he is responsible for raising fares way beyond inflation, his message is grossly insulting: only rich men can afford to commute by train, the rest of us can go to hell in a handcart.
The poor can start life without Sure Start, Schools shouldn't give out free meals, We can all go to hell in a handcart, If we hadn't just sold off the wheels
This was done by a bunch of Scottish Labour MPs who this week exhibited exactly why the population of this country should happily see them go to hell in a handcart.