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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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"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.
Fed up of fake news and democracy being sent to hell in a handcart by nefarious organisations nicking your data?
Well that went to hell in a handcart because most of the TA lads and lasses left in support of all our services and no one is joining.
Well that went to hell in a handcart because most of the TA lads and lasses left as well in support of all our services and no one is joining.
A riot ensues and, in an explosion of leather, bare flesh and huge hairdos, this strange world heads for hell in a handcart - or the orchestra pit in a Chevy.
A riot ensues - literally - and in an explosion of leather, bare flesh and huge hairdos this strange world heads for hell in a handcart - or the orchestra pit in a Chevy.
Believe me the economy will be on the way to hell in a handcart. Beware the snake oil salesmen saying this won't happen.
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.
engineer1947To hell in a handcart Paul Roy in effect shouting "it was everybody else, not me" does not really help his cause.
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.
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.