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The meaning of "basket case"

" Basket case "
Meaning:
A person or thing that is no longer able to function effectively, either through disability or misfortune.
Example:
The Greek economy took a nosedive after the 2008 world financial meltdown - to the point of becoming a total economic basket case.
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