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.
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Cold weather, the sparkle of Christmas having faded, credit card bills, winter flu and New Year's resolutions that have gone to hell in a handcart all make January the 19th the most depressing day of the year, say experts.
We have had a few attacks, some murders, some public unrest, and editors have decided the nation has gone to hell in a handcart.