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3.
Describtion from the older generation that describes when things are bad
Person #1 age 20 What do you think of the rising gas prices, war costs and the Patriot Act
Person #2 age 60 This country is going to Hell in a Hand Basket.

Person #1 I never heard that saying

Person #2 Old saying, Urban UP young man!!
by John Hopper May 17, 2005
 
1.
Comical way of describing a situation where you or somebody is going to end up in deep shit.
Yeh, if she find out I forgot when her birthday is I'm going to GO TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET!
by Joshiro007 February 21, 2003
 
2.
Gametalk.com has gone to hell in a handbasket, and I am largely responsible for that.
by Gumba Gumba May 25, 2004
 
4.
a big ole mess on the inside and out.
take all of the underworld, the demons, the devil, the fires, the rivers of mud, the torture devises, etc and shove them into a picnic basket turning it inside and out into a conglomerated mess. Imagine what that looks like----and that is what you are when you are hell in a handbasket.
by missjediv October 26, 2010