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  • n  a container that is usually woven and has handles

  • The world economy may be going to hell in a handbasket, but you wouldn't know it in Maria Irece da Silva's tiny cosmetics store in the impoverished favela of Jardim Carumb.
  • Talking to his aides, Bush believes in sticking to an optimistic vision: "You can't say, 'Follow methings are going to hell in a handbasket.
  • For more than a century, things taxonomic went to hell in a handbasket while the European intelligentsia behaved like Chicken Little.
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  • How does Ballard stack up in residential burglaries?
    Every week we pull police reports from the Seattle Police Department, and without fail, there are always multiple instances of burglaries in the Ballard area. It has some neighbors crying out that the neighborhood has, excuse the language, gone to hell in a handbasket. But how does Ballard really stack up in burglary ratios compared to the rest of the city? The Seattle P-I put together a nifty ...
    June 18, 2013 - Ballard News-Tribune

  • Peter Kormos in CTV.ca
    Look, the Ontario economy is going to hell in a handbasket and while that's happening, the premier and his cabinet are doing international junkets on high-priced jets, landing in high-priced cities and staying in high-priced hotels,Kormos...
  • Joe Biden in MSNBC
    I think it best captures anything I have seen,Biden said of the spoof. "While the economy is going to hell in a handbasket, while people are losing their jobs, while things are going under, they're running the most scurrilous campaign in...
  • Stephen Harper in Canada.com
    Now the Opposition wants me to go out and instead of telling everybody that everything's rosy, they want me tell everybody that everything's going to go to hell in a handbasket. But that's not the responsible thing to do,Harper said.

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