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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: go, handcart, hell
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"The world is going to hell in a handcart and Angela, a natural pessimist, is fed up of commentating on it all as it happens."
Quite why she should be worrying about kitchen frugality in a Cabinet meeting while the country is going to hell in a handcart beats me.
Every day I see social media posts about the evils of capitalism and how we are all going to hell in a handcart.
Unfortunately, mankind is going to hell in a handcart. There is little we can do about that.
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. Nonsense, I say...
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.
THE global economy is going to hell in a handcart. Jobs, businesses and pensions are on the line.
City Of Sin will be an eye-opener for anyone who believes we are all going to hell in a handcart. In truth, the handcart arrived at its destination many, many years ago.
Otherwise the place is 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.
NEIL SINCLAIR, Teesside WITH regard to the brutal attack on two men in Marske, as reported in the Evening Gazette on April 28, I totally agree with the younger victim's sentiment that society is "going to hell in a handcart".
ALEADING peer has waded into the row over the future of Newcastle Magistrates' Court and claimed the North East justice system is "going to hell in a handcart".