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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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But the Secretary for the Environment, Transport and the Regions twaddles about in his chauffeur-driven limousine while the railways go to hell in a handcart.
The former Big Big Talent Show presenter said: "ITV is going to hell in a handcart.
The fact that Nicole chose visiting Japan with Liam over staying at home with Gene means, in media terms, she's going to hell in a handcart.
TO HELL IN A HANDCART by Richard Littlejohn (HarperCollins, pounds 5.
TRACTOR BOYS Before Owen withdrew, England's finest actually were were going to Hell in a handcart
When so many people nowadays seem intent on going to Hell in a handcart, that might be no bad thing.
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.
JOAN Collins has said this nation is going to Hell in a handcart.
The Hell In A Handcart Crew are 55-plus, and hate everything and everyone.
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.
What we needed to know was whether crime was decreasing or if Ulster is going to hell in a handcart, and what the new sheriff is going to do about it.
If Murphy is determined to visit hell in a handcart, for heaven's sake let's light up the fires.
No finer taste than that first sip, which tells you the world may be going to hell in a handcart but so long as you can get a decent pint all is not lost.
PESSIMISTS warn that the UK is going to Hell in a handcart.
On the basis of Celebrity Love Island, we're going to hell in a handcart and ITV is behind the wheel'