Hell in a handbasket

Posted by ESC on September 01, 2001

In Reply to: Hell in a handbasket posted by R. Berg on August 31, 2001

: : Someone help me out with this one, & I know I have others that puzzle me...But, this particular one wasn't onb the list...What does it mean & why?

: It's listed under G as "go to hell in a handbasket."

This phrase is not a curse. It's a prediction. A person, place or thing is on the path of destruction. On the road to wrack and ruin. "He's gone to hell in a handbasket (or handcart) since his wife left him."