handbasket

[ hand-bas-kit, -bah-skit ]
/ ˈhændˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt /

noun

a small basket with a handle for carrying by hand.

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Idioms for handbasket

    go to hell in a handbasket, to degenerate quickly and decisively: The economy has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Origin of handbasket

First recorded in 1485–95; hand + basket
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