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Synonyms for handbasket

a container that is usually woven and has handles

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You see the world going to hell in a handbasket all around you and a population that always had nothing and will now have less; a population that gets crushed daily on every level and yet, somehow, they still have it in them to crack jokes and laugh loudly, and produce a never-ending stream of snark, humour and laughter that leaves you both dumbfounded and in awe of their spirit.
From Paul Erdman's The Crash of '79 and The Panic of '89 to the late libertarian leader Harry Browne's How You Can Profit From the Coming Devaluation through Nassim Taleb's recession appetizer The Black Swan, people still love to curl up with dead-tree visions of hell in a handbasket.
In the two weeks of the Olympics, hundreds have been slaughtered in Syria, 23 people died in floods in the Philippines, and the world economy continued to go to hell in a handbasket.
Political Intolerance and Cuba's Future: To Hell in a Handbasket," Jorge Luis Romeu, Syracuse University.
17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the stateside release of Hell In A Handbasket , the new full-length studio album from Meat Loaf, the iconic frontman whose 1977 breakout album, Bat Out Of Hell, defined the arena rock genre and remains as one of the world's five top-selling albums of all-time, with more than 43 million copies sold to date.
To many, it suggests the mythical America of the 1920s and 1930s, when the nation supposedly withdrew from the world and let Europe and the Far East go to hell in a handbasket until it was too late for deterrence and war was forced upon us.
Still, Caroline's extended absences pained her husband, who expressed his longing for his wife of fifty years by letting her know that things went to hell in a handbasket whenever she wasn't at home.
But I already have another record written that I haven't recorded yet, so we'll see what happens," he adds, revealing the album will be called Hell In A Handbasket.
Initial accuracy was extremely promising, with groups running well under an inch, then things went to hell in a handbasket.
But when it came time to defend the idea in state Supreme Court, the coalition--which had essentially told everyone who wanted to listen that without the spending caps New Hampshire would be going to hell in a handbasket, a borrowed one at that--was nowhere to be seen.
I am not about to say that things haven't gotten bad in Western civilization over the last 100 years, but on the other hand, one of the things a deep conservatism knows is that things are always going to hell in a handbasket.
CEO John French says the company is developing a system that will deter customers from walking out with unpaid items in a handbasket.
Nationally, the homebuilding industry went to hell in a handbasket a year ago, so there's less demand," he said.
To stud at 6 years, and dam of: Rawston (1999 g by Broad Brush; winner), Bold Rush (2000 g by Wild Rush; placed), King Cool (2001 g by Touch Gold; winner), Bandanna Lady (2002 f by El Prado; unplaced), Ginger Punch (2003 f by Awesome Again; multiple Gr1 winner), Alpha Numero (2004 c by Alphabet Soup; unraced, died at 3), Gold Revenue (2005 f by Touch Gold; unraced), Helena Handbasket (2006 f by Red Bullet; unraced to date).
American poetry may be going to Harvard in a handbasket, but complaints about this situation seldom suggest an economically feasible alternative for living poets and the poetry market, possibly merely because it seems uncouth to mention money when discussing poetry.