be going to hell

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be going to hell

To be in an extremely and increasingly bad or ruinous condition; to be on the inevitable path to utter failure or ruin. With the way he's running things, the company is going to hell sooner than later! If our funding gets cut, our project will be going to hell in a handbasket.
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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
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I didn't really get inspired, but what I did learn from a few weird religious websites is that I am going to hell for sure.
Of course, if I am wrong I am going to Hell, so think for yourself.
I have sworn all my life to be good so that I can go to heaven but I feel sure I am going to hell after telling people they are not going to get through to the next stage of the show.
I am called a hater, I am going to hell, I have no compassion.
Yesterday as he awaited a death by lethal injection that will take up to 10 minutes, he said: "If I am going to hell, I'm gonna have a lot of company.