1. Describes a condition in which someone is headed for a disastrous or precarious situation that is inevitable or unavoidable. Typically preceded by "going to," as in"going to hell in a bucket."
2. The title of a well-known Grateful Dead tune.
1. Shawn had been getting trashed on purple kush and beer before noon during the past three months. He knew that he was going to hell in a bucket.
2. Bobby Weir sang an awesome version of "Hell in a Bucket" during that Irvine Meadows show back in 1985.