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The meaning of "going to hell in a handbasket"

" Going to hell in a handbasket "
Deteriorating and headed for complete disaster.
When the British went over the top at the Somme the soldiers didn't realise they were headed for hell in a handbasket.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 19th century.
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