In Reply to: Mad as a wet hen posted by Gloria Ogelvie on May 05, 2010 at 08:21:
: My Grandmother used lots of phrases that I've wondered about. Two of them, not listed, are : 1) Going to Hell in a handbasket and 2) Mad as a wet hen. Does anyone have any info on these phrases?
There's a page on the first one at http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/hell-in-a-handbasket.html