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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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Unfortunately, mankind is going to hell in a handcart.
With cuts to legal aid and the probations service the system is going to hell in a handcart.
Take it away Uncle Stephen Fry at his most patronising: "If you read the papers you'd be forgiven for thinking that Britain is going to hell in a handcart.
Education in Caerphilly is going to hell in a handcart pulled by Labour councillors.
This country is going to hell in a handcart and yet this rag-bag of politicians are wasting time on issues that the majority of people are not interested in, their priorities are jobs to earn money to pay their way and a future for the young who we seem to be alienating from our society.
City Of Sin will be an eye-opener for anyone who believes we are all going to hell in a handcart.
It is tempting, but almost certainly missing the point, to describe the 1,200 redundancies announced by Marks and Spencer yesterday as another example of the economy going to hell in a handcart.
With cuts to legal aid and the probation service, the system is going to hell in a handcart.
The temptation must be to play Pastor Manders as a fire-and-brimstone preacher, railing against loose morals and warning that society is going to hell in a handcart.
SO the recession is horrible, MPs are vile and everything's going to hell in a handcart stamped Made In China.
LET'S hope life doesn't imitate art, because if it does then we're all going to hell in a handcart.
The board member, who did not wish to be named for fear of public indifference, said: "To the ignorant masses - sorry I mean to the ordinary fan who is the lifeblood of our club - we would seem to be going to hell in a handcart once again.
On the basis of this show, we're going to hell in a handcart and ITV is behind the wheel without any brake fluid.
JOAN Collins has said this nation is going to Hell in a handcart.