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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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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 - 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.
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.
Believe me the economy will be on the way to hell in a handcart.
Every day I see social media posts about the evils of capitalism and how we are all going to hell in a handcart.
But experience has again and again shown that once you go in blasting (even for the best of all possible motives) everything goes to hell in a handcart very quickly, yet more lunatics dash in to add yet more lunacies, and you end up with an outcome very far from the one you may have intended.
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.
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.
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.
We've all gone to hell in a handcart if that prediction comes true.